Miguel Bryce, M.D., F.A.C.C., fellowship-trained cardiac electrophysiologist, is the first physician in the area to implant an innovative pacemaker that promotes natural heart activity for patients with a slow heart rhythm. The pacemaker incorporates an array of automatic features to improve pacting therapy and streamline the patient follow-up process, potentially minimizing the amount of time patients spend in a physician’s office. It also features an exclusive pacing mode called Managed Ventricular Pacing, which enables the device to be programmed to deliver pacing pulses to the heart’s lower right chamber (ventricle) only when necessary.
“This new pacemaker provides physiologic pacing adapted to the needs of individual patients, and features to reduce unnecessary pacing,” said Dr. Bryce. “Clinical studies suggest that reducing pacing stimulation in the right ventricle may reduce a patient’s risk of developing other heart conditions such as heart failure and atrial fibrillation, which is a potentiall life-threatening irregular heartbeat."
Nearly one million pacemakers are implanted worldwide every year to treat a slow or weak heart rhythm, which can result in symptoms of dizziness, weakness or extreme fatigue.
Dr. Bryce, whose office is located at 1879 Nightingale Lane in Tavares, has been a member of the medical staff at Florida Hospital Waterman since 2002.