Dr. Erick Calderon
Dr. Calderon is a board certified cardiologist. He attended Francisco Marroquin University in Guatemala followed by residency and fellowship at the University Of Tennessee School Of Medicine and Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology.
Diplomate by the American Board of Internal Medicine
Diplomate by the American Board of Cardiovascular Diseases
Diplomate by the American Board of Interventional Cardiology
Diplomate by the American Board of Nuclear Cardiology
Dr. Calderon brings national expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of Cardiovascular Diseases with a minimally invasive approach. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, the Manatee County Medical Society and the Manatee Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Calderon has served as the Medical Director for the Lakewood Ranch Medical Center Cardiovascular Laboratory.
Insertable Cardiac Monitor/Loop Recorder
BioMonitor 3 helps physicians document evidence of a patient’s suspected cardiac arrhythmia or unexplained syncope. The insertable cardiac monitor is designed to accurately detect arrhythmias by delivering excellent signal quality. It offers the assurance of BIOTRONIK Home Monitoring Reliability - reliable, continuous arrhythmia monitoring with automatic, daily transmissions and highly efficient alert management.
BIOTRONIK Home Monitoring® offers superior automatic transmissions and evaluation success
Fast, easy and flexible insertion designed with the patient's anatomy in mind
Implantable cardioverter/defibrillator is commonly referred to as an ICD. This device continuously monitors the heart for rhythm and is implanted in patients who have had ventricular fibrillation (VF) or ventricular tachycardia (VT) or patients who are felt to be at risk for these sometimes fatal rhythms. These devices can also act like a standard pacemaker and pace the heart if it is too slow. When an abnormally fast rate is detected by the ICD, it either electrically paces the heart very fast or delivers a small electrical shock to the heart to convert the heart back to normal rhythm. The device is implanted in an operating room under deep sedation. Patients are discharged the same day. The incision is like the insertion of a regular pacemaker.
Your pacemaker is designed to monitor and treat abnormally slow heart rhythms. Your pacemaker device contains a small battery-operated computer, which is typically implanted in your chest, and one or two leads, which are implanted in your heart and connected to the device. The pacemaker continuously monitors your heart rhythm and delivers electrical energy (as programmed by your physician) to pace your heart if it’s beating too slowly. Your pacemaker also stores information about your heart. This allows your doctor to better evaluate the programmed therapy for your heart rhythm and adjust your pacemaker settings if necessary.