The UCSF Cardiac Device Clinic follows several hundreds of patients with pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), biventricular pacemakers/defibrillators (CRT-Ps and CRT-Ds), and implantable loop recorders (ILRs).
The clinic participated in the original clinical trials that led to the approval of ICDs and biventricular devices. The clinic is staffed by two full-time RNs dedicated to cardiac devices. Follow-up is done both in person and remotely. Appointments in the Cardiac Device Clinic can be made through the Cardiac Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Clinic at (415) 353-2554.
Services offered include:
- Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator evaluation, implantation, or follow-up
- Pacemaker evaluation, implantation, or follow-up
- Biventricular pacemaker/defibrillator implantation and follow-up
- Lead extraction
- The Lead Extraction Program is led by Dr. Byron Lee, who has been doing lead extractions since 2000. At UCSF, lead extraction is done using the latest technology, including LASER, electrocautery, and cutting sheaths. Appointments for evaluation of lead extraction can be made through the Cardiac Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Clinic at (415) 353-2554.