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implantable cardioverter defibrillator

Defibrillators (ICDs)

An Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) is like a pacemaker in that it is an implanted, battery-operated device. This device constantly monitors the heart rate and rhythm and will deliver an electrical shock to re-establish a normal heart rhythm if it senses a life-threatening rhythm disturbance.   Patients who may need

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EP Remote Monitoring

Remote monitoring is the latest technology-driven advance in medicine providing patients safe, quality healthcare while reducing costs and providing convenience to our patients. Electrophysiological advances allow patients with implantable defibrillators (ICDs), pacemakers, and implantable cardiac monitors to be monitored with fewer office visits.   What to Expect These monitor systems

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Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) Closures

Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) – a congenital condition in which a small, flap-like opening between the right and left upper chambers of the heart doesn’t close properly. The procedure to close it involves using a catheter to insert a small, permanent device in the heart wall to stop the abnormal

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