Our Pacemaker Clinic is a full-service clinic that provides comprehensive patient surveillance and patient education. Services include assessment of appropriate function, test generation and lead integrity, extract diagnostic information, assess battery status, and determine elective replacement time. The pacemaker clinic assesses the overall functioning of the pacemaker insuring the patient's needs are being met.
Our goal is to provide our patients with the most current management techniques while insuring safe, compassionate care.
What is a Pacemaker?
A pacemaker is a small device that's placed in the chest or abdomen to help control abnormal heart rhythms. This device uses electrical pulses to prompt the heart to beat at a normal rate.
Pacemakers are used to treat arrhythmias (ah-RITH-me-ahs). Arrhythmias are problems with the rate or rhythm of the heartbeat. During an arrhythmia, the heart can beat too fast, too slow, or with an irregular rhythm.
A heartbeat that's too fast is called tachycardia (TAK-ih-KAR-de-ah). A heartbeat that's too slow is called bradycardia (bray-de-KAR-de-ah).
During an arrhythmia, the heart may not be able to pump enough blood to the body. This can cause symptoms such as fatigue (tiredness), shortness of breath, or fainting. Severe arrhythmias can damage the body's vital organs and may even cause loss of consciousness or death.
A pacemaker can relieve some arrhythmia symptoms, such as fatigue and fainting. A pacemaker also can help a person who has abnormal heart rhythms resume a more active lifestyle.
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American Heart Center, PC is dedicated to providing the Jersey Shore community with unparalleled cardiovascular care. Our primary duty is to our patients and their families and we endeavor to focus on each patient's personal concerns in a friendly and compassionate manner.