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How does the Resynchronizing Pacemaker work?

Cardiac Resynchronization is indicated in any patient who has an injection fraction of less than 35%, that is, the strength of the heart is considerably decreased.

Patients who have lost function, have left bundle branch block, and have Heart failure may be candidates for a Cardiac Resynchronization with the help of a Resynchronizing Pacemakerallowing them to regain their daily lives.

What is Cardiac Resynchronization?

Cardiac Resynchronization is a therapy that gives life expectancy to patients with Dilated cardiomyopathy that allows systolic function to be recoveredthat is to say, the heart’s power to cure patients of Heart Failure and in most cases allowing them to return to their daily lives.

Cardiac Resynchronization is indicated in any patient who has an injection fraction less than 35%, that is, that the strength of the heart is considerably decreased and the electrocardiogram shows a left bundle branch block. Furthermore, having shown a impairment of functional capacity.

When the patient manifests these three characteristics, he or she may be a candidate for resynchronization therapy that consists of implant a special pacemaker that will stimulate various sites in the heart recovering the patient’s strength.

Resynchronizing Pacemaker

The Resynchronizing Pacemakers are that instead of having two cables like those found in conventional pacemakers, they have a third electrode that is implanted through a vein to the left side of the heart and a special site is chosen that allows the sleeping heart to wake up. improving mitral valve function.

The procedure that previously took three hours with this technique can be done in less than an hourusing local anesthesia, thanks to this the patient can avoid requiring a heart transplant.

The objective of implanting a Resynchronizing Pacemaker is improve patient prognosis and improve their quality of life, many of these patients are in functional class four, that is, they cannot even get out of bed and after the device has been implanted improve their functional capacity by recovering their daily life with activities such as work or physical activities that were previously disabled.