Michigan Heart Rhythm Group: State-of-the-Art Management of Heart Rhythm Disorders
Michigan Heart Rhythm Group offers highly progressive, highly personalized medical and interventional strategies to address, manage and/or resolve your heart rhythm disorder. To learn about the services that the Rhythm Group provides including pacemaker/defibrillator insertion and management, ablation procedures and a full range of services for atrial fibrillation explore the links below.Pacemaker Insertion
Pacemakers are implanted just under the skin of the chest during a minor surgical procedure. The pacemaker has two parts: the leads and a pulse generator. The pulse generator houses the battery and a tiny computer, and resides just under the skin of the chest. The leads are wires that are threaded through the veins into the heart and implanted into the heart muscle. They send impulses from the pulse generator to the heart muscle, as well as sense the heart’s electrical activity. Each impulse causes the heart to contract.
The pacemaker may have one to three leads, depending on the type of pacemaker needed to treat your heart problem. Michigan Heart Rhythm Group physicians have extensive experience implanting pacemakers with several thousand devices over the past 20 years. Our physicians are board certified in electrophysiology and heart rhythm management.
A biventricular ICD (BiV ICD) is a special kind of implanted defibrillator that has an extra or left ventricular lead that is inserted. This special device sends small electrical impulses through the leads which allow the right and left ventricles to pump together. This therapy has been shown to improve the symptoms of heart failure and overall quality of life in certain patients with severe symptoms that are not controlled with medication.
Michigan Heart Rhythm Group has board-certified electrophysiologists that have been performing this procedure for many years.