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Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Spanish
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Ablation of Atrial Arrhythmias
  • Ablation of Complex Arrhythmias
  • Ablation of Ventricular Arrhythmias
  • Ablation Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation
  • Ambulatory Arrhythmia Monitoring
  • Antiarrhythmic Drug Therapy
  • Arrhythmia
  • Arrhythmia Ablation
  • Arrhythmia Detection
  • Arrhythmia Management Including Cardioversion
  • Arrhythmia Mechanisms
  • Atrial Fibrillation Center
  • BIV ICD Implantation
  • Biventricular Pacemaker
  • Biventricular Pacemakers and ICD implants and follow up
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology & Pacing Section
  • Cardiac Implantable Devices
  • Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device
  • Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Optimization (programming)
  • Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Devices
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Cardioversion
  • Catheter Ablation
  • Cryoablation
  • Defibrillator - Follow Up
  • Defibrillator Implantation
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG)
  • Electrocardiograph Tests
  • Electrophysiologic Monitoring
  • Electrophysiology Studies (EP)
  • ICD Implants
  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator
  • Implantable Loop Recorder
  • Interpretation of EEG in the critical care setting
  • Lead Extraction (ICD, Pacemaker)
  • Pacemaker - Permanent
  • Pacemaker Follow-up
  • Pacemaker Implant
  • Pacemaker Lead Extraction
  • Pacemaker Lead Replacement
  • Percutaneous and Endoscopic Interventions for Atrial Fibrillation
  • Pulmonary Vein Ablation Procedure
  • Surgical Procedures for Atrial Fibrillation
  • Temporary Pacemakers
  • Tilt Test
  • Ventricular Arrhythmia Center
  • Watchman
View all 49 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abnormal Heart Rhythms
  • Arrhythmia
  • Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Tachycardia
  • Atrioventricular (AV) Block
  • Atrioventricular Nodal Reentry Tachycardia (AVNRT)
  • Bicuspid Aortic Valve Disease
  • Bradyarrhythmias
  • Bradycardia
  • Brugada Syndrome
  • Bundle Branch Block
  • Cardiac Device Infections
  • Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Infection
  • Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Genetics of Arrhythmias
  • Heart Blocks
  • Heart Rhythm Problems
  • Infected Cardiac Devices
  • Junctional Rhythm
  • Long QT Syndrome (LQTS)
  • Mahaim Fiber
  • Post Maze Arrhythmia
  • Pre-Excitation Syndrome
  • Premature Ventricular Complexes
  • Sinus Node Dysfunction
  • Sudden Cardiac Arrest
  • Sudden Cardiac Death (Sudden Cardiac Arrest)
  • Supraventricular Arrhythmia
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • Ventricular Arrhythmias
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (WPW)
View all 36 Specialties +
Insurance

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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2004

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cleveland, OH USA
1997

Medical Education - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology
Cleveland, OH USA
1994

Residency - Cardiovascular Institute of Buenos Aires
Cardiology
Buenos Aires,
1991

Internship - Cardiovascular Institute of Buenos Aires
Internal Medicine
Buenos Aires,
1988

Medical Education - University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine
Buenos Aires, Argentina
1986

Medical Education - Reference Source

Certifications

  • Cardiac Pacing and Cardioversion Defibrillation - Cardiovascular Disease

Specialty Interests

antiarrhythmic drug therapy, biventricular pacemakers and ICD implants and follow up, congestive heart failure, implantable defibrillators, pacemakers, pulmonary vein isolation for atrial fibrillation, radiofrequency catheter ablation of cardiac arrhythmias, resynchronization therapy, transcatheter laser lead extraction

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Marcelo Helguera, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 4/22/2021, Dr. Helguera has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

310 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

46 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 26, 2021

I have total confidence in Dr. Heulgera.

Reviewed on May 21, 2021

Dr. Helguera and all of his staff treated me very well. I have no complaints.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2021

I would absolutely recommend this doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2021

Knowledgeable Dr..

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2021

Dr. understood my desire not to have invasive proceedures

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2021

Dr. very understanding and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2021

felt very comfortable with doctor's demeanor

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2021

Dr Helguera is the best.He treats me like family

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2021

I love Dr Helguera., He LISTENS to me and that is rare sometimes with drs.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2021

very happy with the understanding of Dr Helguera of my needs and condition.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

I know they have just a few minutes per pt. but dr. H is always connected to his patient

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2021

Dr. Helguera is excellent doctor, very caring.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2021

Great doctor. Took the time to explain all that needed explaining, and answered all the questions I had.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

The attention of all the staff, both at the front desk as well as the Nurse and Dr Helguera, all of excellent human quality

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2021

Dr. Helguera always makes me feel better.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2020

the service and the doctors answer to all my questions and concerns was excellent

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2020

the doctor answer and explain all my questions and concerns regarding my health. I'll recommend him to anybody looking for a cardiology

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020

very nice dr explanation was very good what needs to be done with me

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020

has been my doctor since 2010. always excellent

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

Dr. Helguera is my hero.Respectful, understanding, kind, informative.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2020

Dr. Helguera is very Defensive, rude, impatient and in my opinion unstable!

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2020

Dr. Helguera is top-notch. Just the right mix of personal attention and professional explanation. I am secure in feeling that he is doing the right thing for me.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2020

I have great trust in Dr Helguera!

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2020

Dr.Helguera is excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2020

I find the doctor e3xtremely competent, knowledgeable and willing to take time explaining my issues.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

My husband and I both had appointments for pacemaker monitoring. We were particularly impressed with the positive, cheerful attitude exhibited by every staff member! Covid-19 has made even the most routine checkups a reason for concern, and heightened the extreme attention to masks, hand sanitizing, equipment cleaning, distancing, etc. The cheerful greetings and personal attention shared by everyone, including the lab technician and our wonderful doctor, were invaluable in alleviating our concerns!

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

Dr Halgera and his staff are very professional and knowledgeable. Thank you for your service to our community

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

Dr. Helguera was awesome! He was very thorough with my concerns & took the time to explain my issues. He also gave some suggestions.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2020

Dr Helgera has been and continues to give me an excellent attention and very professional. I strongly recommend him.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

Dr Helguera embodies the expertise and compassion of the CCF He is outstanding and one of the key physicians that allows CCF to be # 1 in cardiac care

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2020

Dr.Helguera is very thorough in his explanation. It was a great experience and I would recommend Dr. Helguera to any want who needs a heart ablation.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2020

great job by Dr. Helguera.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2020

Concerned about ankle swelling. Dr Marcelo assuaged that. Shortness of breath. He said to pat my pacemaker becasue they react tto movement. He make me feel much better.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

Dr Helguera solved my problem with swollen legs and my tachicardia is very controlled! thank you doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

Dr Helguera explained everything in detail, shared results of test, reviewed reports with excellent explanations. he was, as always, courteous, professional and informative.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Dr. Helguera is the best.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

This doctor was great, enough said

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

He was fantastic - Dr and Medtronics staff person

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

Doctor Helguera is the greatest!!!

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

great doctor. answered a lot of my questions and in a language I could understand.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

Dr Helquera was amazing. He gave me answers to questions that I had before I asked!Empathetic, reassuring and thorough.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

Highly recommend Dr. Helquera.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2020

I WAS VERY HAPPY WITH MY DOCTOR AND THE ENTIRE VISIT.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2020

AS I SAID BEFORE, I WAS VERY SATISFIED WITH THE DOCTOR AND ENTIRE VISIT.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020

Dr Helguera was very informative in laymen's terms with the issue I had

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2020

When I arrived a nurse came in and asked me questions and took my blood pressure. It was high, 170 over something. She then left and I waited in the office for 25 minutes. She then came back and said that the doctor wanted to order a test for me. I asked why he would order a test when I had not even seen him. She said "you have not seen him"? She then left and a few minutes later the doctor came in. He said he was sorry for the wait. He did not take my blood pressure and proceeded to tell me that he was changing my prescription adding two prescriptions and that I should stop one of my prescriptions. He also said I should go on a heart monitor for a month. They then ordered the heart monitor. It has been 3 weeks and I decided not to go along with the changes he had made and the heart monitor never arrived, which is fine since I did not do as he had instructed and therefore would not need the monitor. We drove for 5 hours to see this doctor and had to stay overnight in Weston. To say I was not pleased is an understatement.

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