Combined Biventricular Pacemaker & ICD Surgery in Dubai at CMC Hospital Dubai
The combined biventricular pacemaker and ICD surgery involves the implantation of two devices to treat heart failure and specific heart rhythm disorders. At Clemenceau Medical Center Hospital Dubai this surgery is performed by our German Board Certain Electrophysiologist and Pacemaker expert.
This procedure is typically recommended for individuals with heart failure and ventricular dyssynchrony, a condition where the heart’s chambers do not contract together efficiently.
Stage 1 – Biventricular Pacemaker Implantation
The first device implanted is the biventricular pacemaker, also known as a cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) device. It is similar to a regular pacemaker but has an additional lead that is placed in the left ventricle in addition to the right atrium and right ventricle. This enables the device to synchronize the contractions of both ventricles, improving the heart’s pumping efficiency and reducing heart failure symptoms.
Stage 2 – ICD Implantation
The second device is an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), which is used to monitor and treat life-threatening arrhythmias, such as ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation. The ICD has one or more leads placed in the heart to detect abnormal rhythms and deliver electrical shocks if needed to restore a normal heart rhythm.
After the biventricular pacemaker and ICD surgery is completed, the incisions are closed, and the patient is monitored briefly before being discharged. Regular follow-up appointments are essential to check the devices’ functions, adjust their settings if necessary, and ensure the patient’s heart is adequately supported and protected from both heart failure and life-threatening arrhythmias.