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 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
- Catheter Ablation
- 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
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Abnormal Heart Rhythms
- Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia
- Atrial Fibrillation
- Atrial Flutter
- Atrial Tachycardia
- Atrioventricular (AV) Block
- Atrioventricular Nodal Reentry Tachycardia (AVNRT)
- Bicuspid Aortic Valve Disease
- 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
- Ventricular Arrhythmias
- Ventricular Fibrillation
- Ventricular Tachycardia
- Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (WPW)
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Medical Education - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - Cardiovascular Institute of Buenos Aires
Internship - Cardiovascular Institute of Buenos Aires
Medical Education - University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Medical Education - Reference Source
- Cardiac Pacing and Cardioversion Defibrillation - Cardiovascular Disease
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
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269 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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.8|
|Knows Medical History||4.8|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.7|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.8|
20 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Jun 20, 2019
Very Satisfied with Doctor and his stafff.
Reviewed on May 20, 2019
Dr Helguera and his resident were both very engaged and thoughtful in their discussions with me.
Reviewed on May 15, 2019
He is a real professional Dr.
Reviewed on May 6, 2019
Dr. Marcelo Helguera MD was very professional, kind, thoughtful, knowledgeable, respectable, informative and prompt. I love him as a doctor and a human being. He is the greatest.
Reviewed on May 6, 2019
Dr. Marcelo Helguera is a great doctor and person. I trust him and his knowledge regarding my medical history and is very easy to talk to and confide in.
Reviewed on May 6, 2019
Dr. Helguera is great and he explain in details all my questions
Reviewed on May 6, 2019
Doctor provided information we asked.
Reviewed on May 1, 2019
Dr Helguera is world class
Reviewed on Feb 22, 2019
when we go for appointments we are prepared to wait. Dr Helguera spends time with each patients explaining things in his exams and answering questions... I expect to wait because his gives great care to all his patients
Reviewed on Jan 16, 2019
Dr. Helguera was very concern about my health and went twice over the situation and reviewed carefully and explaining did a very good satisfactory job
Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019
Dr Helguera and his team are excellent! very professional and knowledgeable.
Reviewed on Jan 11, 2019
Dr Helguera is the best Dr. caring for his patients.
Reviewed on Dec 17, 2018
I spent two hours waiting just to get a pacemaker routine check. I was seen immediately upon arrival for the 5 minute pacer check but had to wait an hour and a half to see the doctor. Then that took less than 5 minutes since I have no problems or anything to discuss with the doctor.
Reviewed on Nov 19, 2018
This doctor & his team have been very impressive and I am grateful for the opportunity to have them provide for my health care needs.
Reviewed on Oct 3, 2018
The doctor had a full schedule, but didn't rush me. I'm so glad Iwent to Cleveland Clinic for my pacemaker.
Reviewed on Sep 24, 2018
I would like to had spent more time with the Dr. asking questions about the procedure and ability to inform him of my important medical history. It seemed that he had a time limit and had to go.
Reviewed on Aug 10, 2018
saw tech in 10 min dr at 20 min and out at 30 min
Reviewed on Aug 9, 2018
I am impressed with the short wait time to see a physician when you make an appointment
Reviewed on Aug 7, 2018
After 2 failed cardiac interventions at another local hospital, and a 3rd procedure recommended, I decide to seek a second opinion. At the other hospital, it seemed like all of the doctors were on an 8 minute time allotment for each patient, and other patients agreed with my description. I truly cannot express my gratitude for Dr. Helguera's insight, recommendations, and demeanor. I did not time it, but I believe he spent close to 25 minutes with me, and even recommended a smartphone mobile EKG unit and app! It was like the good old days, where a doctor cared more about the patient, rather than an audit as to how many patients were seen an hour, and how many procedures were recommended. I wish it was on the East side of Broward County, but for critical decisions, I will go the distance, just like Dr. Helguera did for me!
Reviewed on Jul 19, 2018
This was the best experience I have had with a doctor. He diagnosed me immediately and explained everything.
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