Implanted Devices

Loop recorder – this small device is implanted under the skin of the chest. It records the heart beat and allows medical staff to monitor the heart over a period of years.

Pacemaker – this device monitors and regulates heart rhythm when the natural heart fails to beat adequately. This is done by sending small electrical impulses to stimulate the heart.

Implanted defibrillator – this device monitors and manages rapid life-threatening heart rhythm. It can administer a shock to return the heart back into normal rhythm and also work as a pacemaker if required.

Biventricular devices – are devices that synchronise the left and right sides of the heart to increase the amount of blood pumped throughout the body.