The Pacemaker/ICD Device Clinic is for patients needing device and equipment checks with Pacemakers, Biventricular Pacemaker, Implantable Loop Recorder and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD).
An implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) is a small battery-powered electrical impulse generator, which is implanted in patients who are at risk of sudden cardiac death due to ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia. The device is programmed to detect cardiac arrhythmia and correct it by delivering a jolt of electricity. It also can be used as a pacemaker. Our team educates each patient on its function, what it’s supposed to do for you, and when it may not be functioning properly.
To schedule an appointment to discuss your heart arrhythmia or other cardiovascular condition, call us at 888-287-1082 or email us at CVCCallCtr@med.umich.edu. Visit our Make an Appointment page for more information about what to expect when you call us.