DR DAVID BEGLEY IS A PACEMAKER CONSULTANT IN CAMBRIDGE
Dr David Begley is a Cardiac Electrophysiologist based in Cambridge. His expertise and experience with cardiac rhythm management make him the ideal specialist if you are searching for a pacemaker consultant in Cambridge. Pacemakers can be a solution for those who suffer from heart conditions such as bradycardia, tachycardia and other arrhythmia issues. To help control an irregular heartbeat, a pacemaker consultant can help to determine if a pacemaker is right for you.
HOW CAN A PACEMAKER HELP ME?
Pacemakers are designed to ensure your heart keeps beating regularly. A pacemaker can even be lifesaving for some individuals. With this in mind and the fact that pacemakers can vastly improve the quality of life of patients, pacemakers have become one of the most popular types of heart surgery carried out.
Dr Begley is a pacemaker consultant in Cambridge and can help to decide whether a pacemaker is a right solution for you too.
WHAT IS A PACEMAKER?
A pacemaker is a device that sends electrical pulses to the heart to ensure it keeps beating regularly. It is a small device which is surgically attached to the chest and connected to the heart with pacing leads. Consisting of a pulse generator, circuit and battery, the pacemaker works in accordance with the needs of the body. If your heart is beating too slowly or has missed a beat, then the pacemaker recognises this irregularity and sends signals to keep the heart rate steady. If your heart is beating regularly, then the pacemaker is on standby and only sends out signals when you need them.
Your pacemaker consultant is likely to describe your pacemaker as rate responsive. This is a term which allows your pacemaker to adapt to the situations you are in. If you are exercising, it is normal for your breathing and heart rate to increase. The pacemaker can detect this body movement and adapt accordingly. After exercise, the pacemaker can lower the discharge rate to a resting rate. This responsiveness can help to improve your quality of life and ensure you have to support you need for a range of circumstances.
DISCUSS THE NEED FOR A PACEMAKER
To discuss the need for a pacemaker, visiting a specialist pacemaker consultant is critical to ensure you have all the information you need. A pacemaker consultant such as Dr David Begley will be able to discuss how the device works as well as how surgery is conducted. With a detailed discussion about the advantages and disadvantages, you will be able to make the right decision for your needs.
If you have experienced symptoms you might think are related to heart rhythm disturbance or have been diagnosed with an arrhythmia please discuss with your general practitioner whether referral is appropriate.