Device Clinic

The Heart Center of North Texas provides follow-up services for several cardiac monitoring devices. We provide services for the following devices:

  • Pacemakers

  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs)

  • Loop Monitor

  • Holter Monitor

  • Event Monitor

     

Pacemakers/Defibrillators

Device checks for pacemakers and defibrillators are non-invasively performed in the office by trained personnel.

Recommended Schedule for these device checks: (Heart Center of North Texas staff will explain the specific schedule, but the information below gives a rough idea of how often device checks are done on average)

Pacemakers – every 6 months

ICDs – every 3 months

 

Loop Monitor

A loop monitor is an implantable device that records and reports heart rhythms. Loop monitors upload device information daily from the patient’s home if the provided equipment is set-up and functional.

 

Holter Monitor

A Holter Monitor is an external battery-operated portable device that records your heart’s activity continuously for a designated amount of time.

 

Event Monitor

An Event Monitor is an external battery-operated device that records your heart’s activity when the patient activates the system to record the rhythm during the event.

 

Electrophysiologist: Dr. Dimas currently sees patients at the Heart Center of North Texas on Tuesdays.

The Heart Center of North Texas will welcome an additional electrophysiologist 1 September 2017.