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Biventricular Pacemaker: What is Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy?

Persons with severe heart failure and in need of heart failure treatment may benefit from cardiac resynchronization therapy, or CRT. A biventricular pacemaker is the device that is implanted to provide this therapy, which synchronizes the pumping of the right and left lower chambers (ventricles) of the heart. Cardiologist, Dr. Michael Gold, explains how the biventricular pacemaker works, how it’s installed, the minimal follow up requirements and the advances in technology of the pacemaker.

Learn more about the South Carolina heart center of MUSC.


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