Hospital Equipments

Helping you to keep the beat going strong

Pacemakers and defibrillators can help you to maintain a more regular heart rhythm.

Monitoring vital signs

What are pacemakers and implantable defibrillators?

If you suffer from a serious arrhythmia, or abnormal heart rhythm, you may require the assistance of an implantable device to help control the electrical impulses in your heart.

A pacemaker is implanted surgically into your chest or stomach, which sends electrical impulses through wires directly to your heart. These impulses prompt the heart to beat at an acceptable pace.

An implantable cardioverter defibrillator is similar to a pacemaker in its application. However, it monitors the heart rhythm and sends an impulse to jumpstart the heart after it has stopped beating. It is used in life-threatening arrhythmias that could cause cardiac arrest.

Day to day living with your pacemaker

Once you have a pacemaker or defibrillator implanted, a certain level of attention to your heart and heart rate must be given. It’s important to continue to receive routine care with checkup appointments, to wear a pacemaker ID or carry a card indicating that you have a pacemaker, and to monitor your heart rate frequently.

Battery levels for your pacemaker or defibrillator should be routinely monitored, to prevent the device from slowing down or malfunctioning.

Call us today to discuss how to properly maintain your pacemaker.


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