Heart & Vascular Care
The Centre for Heart & Vascular Care at Meitra is aiming at caring hearts with a good heart. The centre is facilitated with the latest innovations and technologies in the cardiovascular spectrum along with highly experienced cardiologists and heart and vascular care professionals. With a foundation of well equipped facilities, the centre has won space in people’s hearts with a special focus on compassionate care. We ensure a happy and hopeful life for everyone coming to Meitra for taking care of their heart. The environment we have created at the Centre for Heart & Vascular Care is meant to lead your heart to success and to create a smile in it.

Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy

Cardiac resynchronisation therapy is a procedure used to treat arrhythmias using a pacemaker. It may take 3 to 5 hours for the procedure to be done.

Procedure

  • The procedure is done under general anaesthesia.
  • You might be asked to stop taking medicines several days before the surgery and not to eat or drink anything 24 hours before the surgery.
  • A small incision will be made under the skin of your left collar bone.
  • Your doctor will put leads or CRT wires into the large vein that goes to the heart. X-rays will be taken to ensure correct placement of the leads.
  • The leads will be tested with an electric impulse.
  • If the leads are in the right place and working as they should, they will be attached to the pacemaker and then the pacemaker will be placed under your skin through the incision.
  • The leads which are connected to the device, monitor the heart rate to detect the arrhythmias and emit tiny pulses of electricity to correct them.
  • The incision will be then closed with sutures and dressing will be applied.

Benefits

  • The procedure improves the heart’s efficiency
  • Increases blood flow
  • Relieves symptoms such as shortness of breath

Risks

  • Mechanical problems with the pacemaker
  • Bleeding and/or infections
  • Swelling or bruising in the area where the device is placed.

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