Increases survival in Heart Failure patients. Patients with poor heart function with LVEF and having significant breathlessness or other cardinal symptoms.
Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)
When the patient arrives in the hospital in the condition of shock, many times external shock is given to revive this patient. ICD delivers shock internally and it restores dangerous fast heart rate to normal and improves survival.
Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT)
Cardiac resynchronization therapy with and without ICD (CRT- D / CRT- P) has dramatically changed the paradigm of heart failure patients. It significantly improves symptomatic status like breathlessness, quality of life and improves survival.
Difference between Pacemaker or ICD and CRT is the difference of extra lead which is put through vein of heart (coronary sinus) to pace the left side of the heart, along with right side of the heart paced in contrast to the Pacemakers or ICD in which only leads are put in the right chambers of the heart.