The Device Clinic serves patients with state-of-the-art equipment to test, care and analyze all types of implantable cardiac devices (ICD) by cardiac experts from the International Heart Institute.
The heart has a natural pacemaker (the SA node) and sometimes the electrical signals sent out becomes either too slow, too fast or too irregular to have the heart beat correctly. People with these types of conditions are may be recommended to get a pacemaker or an ICD.
A permanent pacemaker is a small device that is implanted under the skin near the collarbone and sends an electrical signal to regulate the heartbeat. A permanent pacemaker may be used to make the heart beat if the heart's natural pacemaker is not functioning properly and has developed an abnormally slow heart rate or rhythm, or if the electrical pathways are blocked.
A pacemaker or ICD is made up of three main components: