Cardiac Assist Devices
When your heart needs help to beat properly, you may be a candidate for one of several cardiac assist devices or therapies from the cardiovascular specialists at Cottage Health on California’s Central Coast. You’ll work with our experienced physicians, surgeons and therapists to determine the best approach for your specific situation.
A small medical device placed in the chest, a pacemaker helps control abnormal heart rhythms by using electrical pulses to prompt the heart to beat at a normal rate. A pacemaker often eliminates arrhythmia symptoms and helps improve your quality of life and activity levels. Pacemakers may be used to treat common heart rhythm disorders, including:
- Bradycardia – Slow heart rhythm
- Syncope – Temporary loss of consciousness (fainting or passing out) from loss of blood flow to the brain; may indicate a heart rhythm problem
- Tachycardia – Rapid heart rhythm