Pacemaker & Defibrillator Implants

Caring for the heart

High-Tech Implants for Cardiac Care

Pacemakers and 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 to send 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 jump-start the heart after it has stopped beating. This device is used in cases of life-threatening arrhythmias that could lead to cardiac arrest.

Call Collins Cardiology at 912-384-6276 in Douglas or 888-708-6577 (any of our five locations) to find out if a pacemaker or defibrillator implant may be right for you.

Day-To-Day Living With a Cardiac Implant

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 checkups, to wear a pacemaker ID or carry a card indicating that you have a pacemaker, and to perform frequent monitoring of your heart rate.

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

Convenient Patient Benefits

  • Same-day and walk-in office appointments available
  • Cardiac care for patients 
  • Most insurance plans accepted
Call Us Today to Schedule a Cardiology Appointment

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