Category Archives: Pacemakers and Defibrillators

Treating Atrial Fibrillation & Arrhythmia Birmingham AL

Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

The term congestive heart failure (CHF) is a bit of a misnomer. If people hear that someone has CHF they assume the person may have had a heart attack, due to the use of the word failure. In reality, CHF simply means that the heart isn’t pumping blood effectively. When the heart doesn’t pump the […]


Pacemaker Birmingham AL

Pacemakers

Sometimes a patient’s heart rhythms just won’t respond effectively to a single treatment and return to normal. In these cases, Dr. Smith may need to permanently correct these arrhythmias by implanting a pacemaker. What is a pacemaker? A pacemaker is a small device that Dr. Smith implants under the skin of your chest. It has […]


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Macy C. Smith, Jr., MD, FACC, FHRS