Implantable Heart Devices
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Our Approach to Implantable Heart Devices
Recent advances in medical technology have made implantable heart devices smaller and easier to manage than ever before — allowing those who have them to lead normal, active lives.
Experts at Houston Methodist have extensive experience treating heart conditions using the following implantable heart devices:
- Pacemaker – delivers electrical pulses to help your heart maintain a rhythm
- Heart defibrillator – monitors your heart rate and delivers a shock to restore a normal rhythm if it becomes dangerously fast
- Ventricular assist devices (VADs) – helps maintain the ability for your heart to pump blood
Our surgeons implant hundreds of these devices every year. Depending on your specific heart condition and unique lifestyle needs, your doctor will recommend the implantable heart device that’s best for you.