| Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
Replay of: Revolutionary Treatment for patients with congestive heart failure
First Seen: May 12, 2004 6:00 pm EDT (22:00 UTC)
Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy is a state-of-the-art therapy recently available for many patients who suffer from the symptoms of Congestive Heart Failure. It works by causing the two ventricles of the heart to once again beat in a more efficient, synchronized pattern.
Using revolutionary 3-D "biplane" imaging capable of exquisite sensitivity, Drs. Christopher Clyne, and Magdy Migeed place electrical recording and pacing catheters in precisely the right areas of the heart to retime, or resynchronize, the chambers of the beating heart. The more efficient pumping chambers provide better blood flow from the heart to the rest of the body, often resulting in improved breathing, activity performance, and quality of life.
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