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Pacemaker and Defibrillation Clinic

Pacemakers and Defibrillators

What is a Pacemaker?

A Pacemaker is a small device that is placed in the chest or abdomen that is used to help control abnormal heart rhythms. This device uses electrical pulses to prompt the heart to beat at normal rate. There can be several reasons for the need of a pacemaker but most commonly they are placed to help correct electrical problems that can occur due to age or various other physiological factors.

What is a Defibrillator?

A Defibrillator is a device implanted in the body that is able to perform cardioversion, defibrillation, and pacing of the heart. This device is commonly used for correction of life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias. Our Pacemaker and Defibrillator clinic ensures that your device is checked regularly to ensure it is functioning appropriately.