For patients with reduced heart rate frequency we offer pacemaker implantation. A pacemaker is a small medical device which corrects a slow heart rhythm with electrical impulses, which are delivered via electrodes. Depending on the type of the condition we use a single-chamber pacemaker (serving only the right ventricle) or a dual-chamber pacemaker (serving the right atrium and ventricle of the heart). Implantation is carried out under local anaesthetic and the procedure lasts roughly 45 minutes. The period of hospitalisation is usually 2 days.
For patients at a high risk of ventricular arrhythmia we offer the implantation of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICD). An ICD is a medical device which is able to stop life-threatening arrhythmias through electrical discharge (defibrillation) or rapid stimulation. Depending on the type of the condition, we use a single-chamber device (primarily for the treatment of malignant arrhythmias) or a dual-chamber device (when there is a need also for heart stimulation in the case of a slow heart rhythm). Implantation is carried out under local anaesthetic and the procedure lasts roughly 45-60 minutes. The period of hospitalisation is usually 2-3 days.
For patients with heart failure connected with arrhythmia we offer the implantation of a device for heart resynchronization – an ICD or PM. Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy involves the implantation of a device which can simultaneously stimulate both heart ventricles whilst improving blood flow between the chambers and the overall functioning of the heart. CRT involves the placing of a device usually composed of three electrodes (one in the right atrium, the second in the right ventricle and the third in the vein above the left ventricle). Implantation is carried out under local anaesthetic and the procedure lasts roughly 90 minutes. Hospitalisation is usually three days.