Spectrum Health electrophysiologists are the first in West Michigan to begin implanting a new pacemaker and defibrillator that features four wires as opposed to three or two. It gives physicians more options and flexibility in treating patients with heart failure.
The first implantation of an MRI-compatible pacemaker in Michigan was performed Wednesday at Spectrum Health Fred and Lena Meijer Heart Center. The device allows patients with a pacemaker to undergo safe magnetic resonance imaging scans.
A 69-year-old Detroit resident who suffers from a weakened heart has called an audible and told doctors to postpone plans to install a pacemaker – until after this week’s Michigan-Michigan State football rivalry game.