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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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Electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG)

An electrocardiogram records the heart’s electrical activity. This test can show abnormalities in the heart rhythm and rate. It can also detect if a past heart attack has occurred or is occurring. Twelve-lead EKG of a 26-year-old male What to Expect Small sticky patches are applied to the skin and

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Electrophysiology Studies

An EP study helps your physician locate areas within the heart that may be causing an abnormal rhythm. What to Expect A catheter is inserted through your groin and guided through your artery up into your heart. The physician can send impulses to stimulate the heart, allowing the physician to

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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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Radiofrequency ablation (RFA)

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is performed to close damaged and malfunctioning veins that are responsible for causing varicose veins. What to Expect Varicose veins do not function properly and do not return blood back to the heart. The pressure that causes these veins to enlarge can also eventually damage normal surrounding

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Acute MI (Heart Attack) Interventions

Acute myocardial infarction, or myocardial infarction, is more commonly known as a heart attack. Different treatment options to be considered include angioplasty and stent placement, thrombolytic therapy (clot-busting medication) alone or with other medications, and/or coronary artery by-pass surgery. What is an Acute MI? A heart attack occurs when the

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Anticoagulation Clinic Services

CVC has a robust, well-established outpatient Anticoagulation Clinic managed by your CVC provider and a team of highly experienced, certified Anticoagulation Registered Nurses. Our anticoagulation team focuses on the blood thinner Warfarin (Coumadin®) and provides specialized education and medication management (including bridging with Lovenox when indicated), to those at risk for

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Cardiac Catheterizations

Cardiac catheterization is a test to evaluate the health of your heart and coronary arteries. What to Expect It is used to monitor the blood flow and blood pressure in the chambers of your heart and blood flow within your coronary arteries. Defects in the movement of the heart wall

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Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)

Congestive heart failure is diagnosed when the heart is unable to pump adequate amounts of blood to meet the demands of your body’s organs. A normal heart on the left and a congested heart on the right. Congestive Heart Failure Symptoms When this happens some, or all, of the following

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