Pacemakers and Defibrillators
Implantable devices can send a signal to the heart when it is beating slowly or irregularly (pacemaker) or an electrical shock when it is beating rapidly or erratically (implantable cardioverter defibrillator, ICD).
UM Baltimore Washington Heart Associates specializes in implanting and monitoring pacemakers and defibrillators. We offer the latest defibrillators for the treatment of congestive heart failure, as well as the specialized bundle of His pacing, which closely mimics the normal conduction of the electrical signal through the heart. We also offer remote home monitoring of defibrillators.
Heading the department with more than 25 years of experience, Dr. Bassim Badro and a specially trained nurse work together to assure that your device is operating properly.
Testing is available Monday–Friday.