Children with certain heart problems may need specialized devices implanted under the skin to help manage irregular heart rhythms and heart pumping function.
Pacemakers regulate the heart and maintain a steady rhythm using low-energy electrical pulses. Implantable cardiac defibrillators (ICDs) use higher-energy pulses during life-threatening events like cardiac arrest. Other implanted cardiac devices can improve blood flow, treat heart failure and allow doctors to monitor heart rhythm over extended periods of time.
Nemours Children’s expert electrophysiology and arrhythmia team is part of recognized, award-winning heart centers in Delaware and Florida. We use innovative, minimally invasive approaches to implant devices in even the smallest babies. This can mean fewer, smaller cuts on the outside of the skin for an easier recovery.
We offer the latest cardiac device technologies and equipment like leadless devices (without wires), and devices that can be placed just under the skin. We can keep track of your child’s heart from our offices and adjust devices without a visit.