The Cardiac Device Clinic is a specialized outpatient clinic designed for the care of patients with implanted rhythm-management devices. These devices include pacemakers to prevent slow heart rates, defibrillators to treat rapid life-threatening rhythm disturbances, and reveal monitors, which record heart rhythm irregularities. We work with your family doctor and cardiologist. We do not provide non-device-related cardiology assessments or address general cardiac issues.
Our goal at the clinic is to:
- Look after aspects of patients’ health associated with their device
- Provide ongoing follow-up of the device
- Provide patient and family education about the device
Doctors and nurses with specialized training in the treatment and care of patients with an implantable rhythm device work in the clinic.
What to expect
At each clinic visit you will see a nurse, or a nurse and a doctor.
The nurse will interrogate your device to obtain information about how it is functioning. This information will be reviewed and any necessary changes will be made.
The clinic staff will be available to answer any questions you or your family might have about your device.
Please bring any prescribed or over-the-counter medications or supplements you take with you for review at the appointment.
Come to your clinic visit with your questions written down so we can make sure all of your concerns are addressed.
Clinic visits are by appointment only. If you are not feeling well or have other issues, you must call the clinic to be seen.
Referrals may be faxed to 613-696-7158.