Heart & Vascular Institute

Pacemaker implantation

Get your heart back in rhythm

If you have a slow heartbeat due to age or heart damage, you might suffer from symptoms like fatigue, fainting and shortness of breath. These symptoms can take a huge toll on your quality of life; however, a small device called a pacemaker can help eliminate these symptoms and give you the chance to lead an independent, healthy life. This battery powered device may be surgically implanted and provides electrical impulses that stimulate your heart to beat regularly.

At Novant Health, our goal is to help you feel better and stay well. If you suffer from a slow or irregular heartbeat, you may be a candidate for a pacemaker. Or learn more about implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD), another device that treats irregular heart rhythm. Our team of experts will work with you to review your medical history and current symptoms to find the best option for you.

To learn if a pacemaker device is the best option for you, make an appointment with a heart specialist or contact a Novant Health location nearest you.