The CRT Pacemaker Device procedure is available at Clemenceau Medical Center Dubai.
The CRT pacemaker device procedure, also known as Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy, is a specialized medical intervention used to treat heart failure and certain heart rhythm disorders. It involves the implantation of a pacemaker-like device that helps coordinate the contractions of the heart’s chambers, particularly the left and right ventricles.
Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Procedure
During the procedure, which is typically performed in a specialized setting such as a cardiac catheterization lab or an operating room, the patient may receive local anesthesia to numb the area or, in some cases, general anesthesia for comfort.
The CRT pacemaker device is equipped with three leads: one placed in the right atrium, one in the right ventricle, and a third in the coronary sinus vein, which wraps around the left ventricle. These leads are carefully threaded through veins and positioned in their designated locations using X-ray imaging or fluoroscopy.
Once the leads are in place, the CRT pacemaker device is connected to them and implanted under the skin, usually in the chest area. The device delivers tiny electrical impulses to the heart, stimulating the ventricles to contract in a synchronized manner, thus improving the heart’s overall pumping efficiency. By coordinating the heart’s contractions, CRT can help enhance blood flow throughout the body, reduce heart failure symptoms, and improve the patient’s exercise tolerance and quality of life.
After the CRT Pacemaker Device Procedure
After the CRT pacemaker device procedure is complete, the incisions are closed, and the patient is monitored for a short period before being discharged. Regular follow-up appointments are essential to check the device’s function, adjust its settings if necessary, and ensure that the patient’s heart failure is well-managed with the CRT therapy. The procedure has proven to be highly effective in improving heart function and the overall well-being of patients with heart failure and ventricular dyssynchrony.