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Newest Developments in Pacemaker Technology Right Here in Kern County Pacemakers have evolved significantiy since their inception have some torm ot compicaton, wherean recent shudes have within the medical field back in 1958. But, the goal has shown that eadiess pacemakers have abouta 63% reducton always been the same: to keep patients hearts in major compications as compared a madtional beating-properly. At Dignity Health Bakerfield, new pacemaker. technology is now solving some previous compilications pacemakers have presented. "I realy try to fnd patients who could benefe from this and make sure they are iare of this option. Because I think itis ing to be the future of pecemakers notes Dr. Roberts Why De Patients Require a Pacemakert Pacemakers are instrumental in remedying hearts that beat ether too tast or too sio Ofenbmes. poople who need a pacemaker present an constardy tatigued Pros & Cons Since the leadiess pacemaker ainserted viathe femoral vein there is no chest wound es risk of intection, no need for fuoroscopy and a quicker ecovery. ve done these on patents who are in their late ninetes and they tolerato t really well. They can get up and wak a couple hours later, and they're realy doing wel wth these devices." ansures Dr. Roberts r meir heart s beating in the 30s beats per minute rangel for example, that can make hem feel very teed or ghtheaded Sometmes, beating at the top to chambers ant connecting to the botom two chambers. So you can actually have the top two chambers beating at one rate and the botiom chambers beating out a much slower rate. Wve call that complete heart block" expiains D Micah Roberts, electrophysiologst at Dignity Heath Medical Group Golden Empre Cardiology. s ind of like tuming on a light switch, but the light bub nt going on. Something in the wring junt tthere Hover, ths option not lor everyone. As Dr. Roberts explains. younger heart paterts may not be dealcandidates EI have a young patert, say 40 years old, I would probatly chooe not to and open up a wound and put in a new pacemaker device. Thats something that can be done numerous times over the course of a patients ife. Wih a leadiess pacemaket, you can ha leadiess pacemaker. Its eany to go in Pacemaker Advancements An evoluton in battery technologyn one such area in whuch only do it so many men belore you run out of real estate We advancements have improved patent outcomes Al pacemakers produced now are also MRI-compatible, a prior obstacie tor many patents. Ancther enhancement is modes of communication to and from the pocemaket. "We can Future of Pacemukers typically target patients who have more medical comorbidites and who are older." actually communicate with them wrelessly by radio trequency or now even through Bluetootm technolog" states pacemaker" may actualy cease to esst Stem cell research Dr. Roberts As pacemaker technology continues to progress. the term is proeniting in which sten cells could be injected into the patent's heart and potentally resut in biolope pacing within he heart e The newest development is the leadiess pacemaker hat is inserted completely inside the hears it resembies this big pir thars amached to the heart wth four tines tut are imerted directly into the heart muncle" adds Dr. Roberts "Thuts not something e would necessarily be able to contrt Ske we can with an electronic pacemer. Butsuccesstu we can potentaly do ay with pacemakers altogether in the Mure. There are a lot of thegs being tought of and being Improved Outcomes There are many benelts of a leadess pacemaker. Pehaps worked on with pecemakers. sa great and exciting feld. the most venficant is reducton of complications Approximately one in eight tadtonal pacemaker patents will shores Dr. Roberts FREE SEMINAR The Management and Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation Please pin us for a virtual doc talk on atral fibrilabion, or AFib, with Dr. Micah Roberts from Dignity Health Medical Group - Golden Empire Cardiology Dr. Roberts will provide expertise on the following: What is Atrial fibrilation? What are things can do to lower my risk of developing atrial fibrilation? Ive been told I have atrial fibrillaton, so now what are my options to manage it? How do anticoagulants prevent stroke in atral fibrilation? Thursday. September 24, 2020 12 PM -1 PM Virtual Doc Talk To RSVP, please visit dignityhealth.org/bakersfield/doctalk What is an ablation procedure and how can it help my atrial fiorilaton? Dignity Health. Mercy & Memorial Hospitals Newest Developments in Pacemaker Technology Right Here in Kern County Pacemakers have evolved significantiy since their inception have some torm ot compicaton, wherean recent shudes have within the medical field back in 1958. But, the goal has shown that eadiess pacemakers have abouta 63% reducton always been the same: to keep patients hearts in major compications as compared a madtional beating-properly. At Dignity Health Bakerfield, new pacemaker. technology is now solving some previous compilications pacemakers have presented. "I realy try to fnd patients who could benefe from this and make sure they are iare of this option. Because I think itis ing to be the future of pecemakers notes Dr. Roberts Why De Patients Require a Pacemakert Pacemakers are instrumental in remedying hearts that beat ether too tast or too sio Ofenbmes. poople who need a pacemaker present an constardy tatigued Pros & Cons Since the leadiess pacemaker ainserted viathe femoral vein there is no chest wound es risk of intection, no need for fuoroscopy and a quicker ecovery. ve done these on patents who are in their late ninetes and they tolerato t really well. They can get up and wak a couple hours later, and they're realy doing wel wth these devices." ansures Dr. Roberts r meir heart s beating in the 30s beats per minute rangel for example, that can make hem feel very teed or ghtheaded Sometmes, beating at the top to chambers ant connecting to the botom two chambers. So you can actually have the top two chambers beating at one rate and the botiom chambers beating out a much slower rate. Wve call that complete heart block" expiains D Micah Roberts, electrophysiologst at Dignity Heath Medical Group Golden Empre Cardiology. s ind of like tuming on a light switch, but the light bub nt going on. Something in the wring junt tthere Hover, ths option not lor everyone. As Dr. Roberts explains. younger heart paterts may not be dealcandidates EI have a young patert, say 40 years old, I would probatly chooe not to and open up a wound and put in a new pacemaker device. Thats something that can be done numerous times over the course of a patients ife. Wih a leadiess pacemaket, you can ha leadiess pacemaker. Its eany to go in Pacemaker Advancements An evoluton in battery technologyn one such area in whuch only do it so many men belore you run out of real estate We advancements have improved patent outcomes Al pacemakers produced now are also MRI-compatible, a prior obstacie tor many patents. Ancther enhancement is modes of communication to and from the pocemaket. "We can Future of Pacemukers typically target patients who have more medical comorbidites and who are older." actually communicate with them wrelessly by radio trequency or now even through Bluetootm technolog" states pacemaker" may actualy cease to esst Stem cell research Dr. Roberts As pacemaker technology continues to progress. the term is proeniting in which sten cells could be injected into the patent's heart and potentally resut in biolope pacing within he heart e The newest development is the leadiess pacemaker hat is inserted completely inside the hears it resembies this big pir thars amached to the heart wth four tines tut are imerted directly into the heart muncle" adds Dr. Roberts "Thuts not something e would necessarily be able to contrt Ske we can with an electronic pacemer. Butsuccesstu we can potentaly do ay with pacemakers altogether in the Mure. There are a lot of thegs being tought of and being Improved Outcomes There are many benelts of a leadess pacemaker. Pehaps worked on with pecemakers. sa great and exciting feld. the most venficant is reducton of complications Approximately one in eight tadtonal pacemaker patents will shores Dr. Roberts FREE SEMINAR The Management and Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation Please pin us for a virtual doc talk on atral fibrilabion, or AFib, with Dr. Micah Roberts from Dignity Health Medical Group - Golden Empire Cardiology Dr. Roberts will provide expertise on the following: What is Atrial fibrilation? What are things can do to lower my risk of developing atrial fibrilation? Ive been told I have atrial fibrillaton, so now what are my options to manage it? How do anticoagulants prevent stroke in atral fibrilation? Thursday. September 24, 2020 12 PM -1 PM Virtual Doc Talk To RSVP, please visit dignityhealth.org/bakersfield/doctalk What is an ablation procedure and how can it help my atrial fiorilaton? Dignity Health. Mercy & Memorial Hospitals