While an echocardiogram is being performed, the patients BiVentricular Defibrillator is optimized to obtain proper settings to maximize quality of life.
Electrophysiology Studies or EPS is a procedure used to evaluate your heart's electrical system and to diagnose any abnormal heart rhythms you may have experienced or be at risk of experiencing. The procedure is performed in the hospital, with sedation, and may require an overnight stay.
ICD or Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator is a small device that is used to analyze and treat abnormal heart rhythms. The ICD is placed under the skin and where up to three wires are placed into a vein under the collarbone through which they travel to the heart. The ICD will then shock your heart back to a normal rhythm if you develop a rapid, dangerous heartbeat. These devices also contain pacemakers that treat slow heart rhythms.
ILR (Reveal Monitor) or Insertable Loop Recorder is an implantable and automatically activated cardiac monitoring system. It can record an ECG at the time of a syncopal episode that may help rule in or rule out life-threatening arrhythmias.
A non-surgical technique used to treat abnormal heart rhythms. The procedure is performed at the hospital, with sedation and may require an overnight stay.