There’s a Pacemaker That Can Improve Heart Failure Symptoms

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

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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