Overview

Medical devices to help control your arrhythmia

When you need a medical device to help control your arrhythmia long-term, rely on the experienced team at the Bob and Patty Edwards Arrhythmia Center at Overlake. We place more than 100 pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators each year and manage more than 1,800 patients with these devices. 

Pacemaker Implantation + Management

Pacemaker Implantation + Management

If your heart beats too slowly (bradycardia) or pauses between beats, your physician may recommend a pacemaker—a small device that monitors your heart rate. When your heart rate slows, the pacemaker sends electrical signals to make it beat faster and maintain a normal rhythm.

Look to the electrophysiology team at Overlake Medical Center to help you decide which type of pacemaker works best for you, safely place the device in your chest and provide follow-up care.

Visit our health library to learn more about pacemakers

Cardioverter Defibrillator Implantation + Management

Cardioverter Defibrillator Implantation + Management

Your physician may recommend an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) if you have ventricular tachycardia and are at risk for sudden cardiac arrest. The ICD monitors your heart rate, detects life-threatening rapid heartbeats and sends electrical signals to restore a normal heart rhythm.

Depend on the electrophysiology team at Overlake Medical Center to safely place the device in your chest and provide follow-up care.

Visit our health library to learn more about ICDs

CRT for Heart Failure + Arrhythmia

CRT for Heart Failure + Arrhythmia

If you’ve been diagnosed with congestive heart failure and the two sides of your heart don’t beat in unison, your care plan may include cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) to help your heart pump blood more effectively.

Most pacemakers typically have two electrodes (or leads), one in the right atrium and one in the right ventricle, which enable the pacemaker to maintain the normal pumping between top and bottom of the heart. In addition to the two leads used by a common pacemaker, CRT pacemakers have a third lead, which is placed in a vein on the left ventricle. This allows the CRT pacemaker to simultaneously stimulate the left and right ventricles and restore a coordinated pumping action. 

Visit our health library to learn more about cardiac resynchronization therapy

David and Shelley Hovind Heart + Vascular Center

The David and Shelley Hovind Heart + Vascular Center is named in recognition of the couple’s $1 million leadership gift. The Overlake Medical Center Foundation + Auxiliaries raised an additional $1.1 million for the new facility at the 2013 Bandage Ball, the Foundation’s annual fundraising gala and auction. To date, the Overlake Medical Center Foundation and Auxiliaries has received more than $4 million in philanthropic donations for the new center.

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