Cardiac Device Clinic

What is the Cardiac Device Clinic?

What is the Cardiac Device Clinic?

The Device Clinic provides services for patients who have received implantable devices that support or monitor their heart's electrical function. These devices include:

  • Pacemakers - devices that support the heart when the rate is too slow.
  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICD's) - devices that treat the heart when it is beating dangerously fast.
  • Implantable Loop Recorder, or insertable cardiac monitor - device that records the heart's electrical activity.

What is the purpose of the Cardiac Device Clinic?

The Device Clinic is staffed by specially trained nurses and technicians who routinely monitor pacemaker and ICD patients in order to ensure proper device function.

How is device monitoring performed?

Device monitoring is carried out through a combination of office visits and remote monitoring from your home. The remote monitors are specifically designed to send information from your home using a telephone or a bluetooth transmitter. The Cardiac Device Clinic receives and reviews the transmitted data so real-time assessments can be made of how your heart is functioning. The office visits is where more in-depth testing is completed using specialized programming equipment to analyze and test the device function, battery life, etc. Changes can be made to the settings if needed.

After each assessment, the devise nurse or technician will give you immediate feedback. The Cardiac Device Clinic staff are supervised by RCA's cardiologists allowing for immediate assistance when warranted.

If you have questions or concerns:

Please contact the Device Clinic at 810-603-0170 x 325