There’s a Pacemaker That Can Improve Heart Failure Symptoms

Cardiac resynchronization therapy helps many patients with advanced heart failure feel and function better.

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An efficient heartbeat relies on the walls of the heart’s main pumping chamber (left ventricle) contracting and relaxing in sync. When a heart weakened by heart failure loses this ability, a treatment called cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) may be recommended. In CRT, a biventricular pacing device is implanted and programmed to stimulate the walls of […]
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