Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices

Cardiac implantable electronic devices monitor and regulate irregular heart beating or arrhythmia. They are surgically inserted into the heart or underneath the skin and emit electrical signals to regulate your heartbeat.

These devices also continuously collect information about your heart rhythm and condition, which is then transmitted to Dr Sigauke. This allows Dr Sigauke to keep track of your progress and pick up on any abnormalities.

Dr Sigauke offers the prescription and insertion of 4 types of cardiac implantable electronic devices.

Implantable Cardiac Loop Recorder

Implantable cardiac loop recorders are small monitoring devices implanted just underneath the skin of the upper chest - these record data about your heart rhythm and electrical signals.

Dr Sigauke prescribes implantable cardiac loop recorders for patients with an irregular heartbeat or who experience regular fainting spells or heart palpitations that are not detected by short-term device monitoring. Loops recorders can also help Dr Sigauke to understand what caused a stroke.


A pacemaker is a small device surgically inserted beneath the skin and into the heart. It emits electrical signals to correct any heartbeat or synchronisation issues you are experiencing due to a cardiac condition, such as heart failure or bradycardia (slow heartbeat).

Pacemakers have a pulse generator battery that emits the electrical signals and thin wire leads that transport the electrical signals. They can also be temporary or permanent, and Dr Sigauke will advise on which is best for you, depending on the severity of your condition.

Biventricular Device

A biventricular device is a cardiac resynchronisation pacemaker with a third wire to deliver electrical pulses to the heart's ventricles.

Dr Sigauke prescribes biventricular devices where traditional medication has failed to rectify the effects of heart failure.

Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)

Implantable cardioverter defibrillators are electronic devices that send an electric signal to the heart to maintain a regular heartbeat.

Dr Sigauke prescribes ICDs to patients who experience advanced cardiac conditions, such as heart failure, heart disease and arrhythmias, where an irregular heartbeat can be life-threatening.