Providence’s Pacemaker/ICD Clinic, established in 1991, was the first cardiac device clinic in Waco. The clinic staff provides education and follow-up to patients who have received pacemakers, implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) and implantable loop recording devices. Our physician-directed, nurse-managed clinic provides care to over 2,000 patients in the Central Texas area in both the inpatient and outpatient setting.
Patients are referred to the Ascension Providence Pacemaker Clinic by their physicians. Care is provided by Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certified nurses with specialized training in implanted cardiac devices. The Pacemaker/ICD Clinic is located on the main floor of the FM & Gloria Young Tower in the Heart Hospital at Providence.
About Pacemakers and ICDs
Pacemaker and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) are implanted in individuals with abnormalities to their heart’s electrical system. These devices require regular follow-up evaluations to:
- Optimize the longevity of the battery
- Assess appropriate function of the pulse generator and lead(s)
- Identify malfunctions
- Adjust settings so that each individual obtains maximum benefits from their implanted device