Track 19

Heart Devices / CRT / ICD

Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT) devices help heart beat more efficiently and monitor the health condition.  This Heart device delivers small amounts of electrical energy to the heart through the leads. This makes the restoration of the normal heart beats, causing both ventricles to pump simultaneously and efficiently like a fist closing normally again. Cardiac resynchronization therapy is a new treatment option for patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) that involves the implantation of a biventricular pacemaker (BVP) capable of stimulating both ventricles simultaneously. Combined CRT/ICD (Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator) is also one of the newly developed heart device that offer the additional capability of detecting and treating potentially serious arrhythmias associated with Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD), which is a combination of CRT. Studies suggest that left ventricular lead implantation success is compromised in patients receiving a combined CRT/ICD device, leading to a lower acute implant success rate compared with patients receiving CRT-only implants

Related Societies: The Japanese Heart Failure Society | Japanese Society of Echocardiography | The World Society of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgeons | Asian Pacific Society of Hypertension | Association of Cardiologists of Kazakhstan