ICD/Pacemaker Clinic

The Heart Group Device Clinic (Pacemaker/ICD Clinic) serves patients with Implanted Cardiac Devices also known as implanted pacemakers, biventricular pacemaker, implanted cardiac defibrillators and implanted loop recorders.  There are four major companies that have these types of devices and we work with these vendors to ensure that our software is current and can provide our specially trained nurses and physicians with all the data they need to manage your device. 

The device clinic is comprised of nurses trained specifically in monitoring patients with an implanted cardiac device who works directly with the Heart Group electrophysiologists and cardiologists.  The Heart Group electrophysiologist and cardiologist follow the direction of the Heart Rhythm Society and American College of Cardiology guidelines. 

The device clinic, under the supervision of the Electrophysiologists, monitors every patient and their device in different methods. These methods are based on the needs of the patient and the device.

  • In-office Device Check and Interrogation
    • Your defibrillator/pacemaker has the ability to communicate through the skin with a programmer we have in the office.  A wand is placed over the device and it will send transmissions to the programmer.   We perform these scheduled checks in office Monday through Friday and a typical device check and interrogation takes approximately 15 minutes.
       
  • Remote transmission
    • Your defibrillator/pacemaker might have the ability to communicate through a home monitor system.  Typically this transmitter will send the information by telephone or a cellular connection through a scheduled appointment.  This information is sent to The Heart Group Device Clinic and is reviewed by the specifically trained nursing staff.   These Once the information has been reviewed if a problem is identified you may need to come into the clinic so a full interrogation can be performed.
    • It is important to note that no programming changes to your device can be made remotely this must be done in the office.
       
  • Phone transmission (Trans telephonic)
    • For this type of transmissions you will have a scheduled time and a The Heart Group Nurse will call you at or around this scheduled time.  You will be instructed on how to place the wristbands on your wrist, turn the power on and place the phone on the cradle and when to pick up the phone to get more direction from the nursing staff.  Typically these integrations take 5 minutes but could be longer if we receive interference with the call.   

Meet the ICD/Pacemaker Clinic Doctors & Staff

Deaconess Physician Center, 2nd Floor

Richard A. Wepsic, MD, FACC

Richard A. Wepsic, M.D., F.A.C.C.
Cardiologist
Heart Group Physician since 1990
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Edward N. Moore, MD, FACC

Edward N. Moore, MD, FACC
Cardiologist
Heart Group Physician since 1992
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Steven R. Turner, MD, FACC/FSCAI

Steven R. Turner, MD, FACC/FSCAI
Cardiologist
Heart Group Physician since 2005
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Gateway Professional Building, 2nd Floor

Christine R. Gest, MD, FACC

Christine R. Gest, MD, FACC
Electrophysiologist
Heart Group Physician since 1993
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Chandra Kumbar, MD, MBA, FACC, FHRS

Chandra Kumbar, MD, MBA, FACC, FHRS
Electrophysiologist
Heart Group Physician since 2003
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Nathan J. Reed, MD

Nathan J. Reed, MD
Electrophysiologist
Heart Group Physician since 2009
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Jauhna Deutsch, PA-C

Jauhna Deutsch, PA-C
Physician Assistant
Heart Group Physician Assistant since 2004
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Henderson Heart Group Building

Mohit K. Sheth, MD, FACC

Mohit K. Sheth, MD, FACC
Cardiologist
Heart Group Physician since 1992
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Nathan J. Reed, MD

Nathan J. Reed, MD
Electrophysiologist
Heart Group Physician since 2009
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Jacki Wildeman, RN, ACNP-BC

Jacki Wildeman, RN, ACNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner
Heart Group Nurse Practitioner since 2002
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The Heart Hospital, 1st Floor

Marlon D. Jordan, MD, FACC

Marlon D. Jordan, MD, FACC
Cardiologist
Heart Group Physician since 1990
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Jacki Wildeman, RN, ACNP-BC

Jacki Wildeman, RN, ACNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner
Heart Group Nurse Practitioner since 2002
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