Sophisticated Device for Heart Failure Works Best in Women

Research indicates Cardiac synchronization therapy with defibrillation may actually reverse heart muscle damage caused by the condition.

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If you are a woman in the early stages of heart failure, cardiac synchronization therapy with defibrillation (CRT-D) might be the most effective way to put pep in your step, stop your heart failure from progressing and prevent you from dying from a cardiac arrhythmia. CRT-D combines an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) with cardiac resynchronization. ICDs shock irregular heart rhythms back to normal, much like external shock paddles. Resynchonization therapy improves the hearts pumping ability, which reduces and reverses many of the symptoms of heart failure.
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