CRT- D Treatment For Heart & CRT Cost in Delhi, India

CRT-D Treatment

CRT-D treatment is a placement of a device in your chest that helps to regularize your heartbeats to it also monitors your heart’s condition and that helps your doctor to provide the right treatment for you. A CRT-D treatment is also known as a cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator.

What is a CRT-D device?

This device is a combination of two components – the pulse generator (device) and the insulated wires (leads). A cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator device delivers a small amount of electrical currents to the heart through these insulated wires. This device helps to restore the normal heartbeats by allowing both ventricles to pump together more efficiently.

How CRT-D Devices Work?

A CRT-D is a special device for the patients for the suffering who are suffering from heart failure or are at the risk of sudden cardiac death. It may function like a normal pacemaker that treats the slow heart rhythms, whereas a CRT-D device also sends the small electric current to the left and right ventricles of the heart and helps them to contract at the same time. It helps your heart to pump more efficiently. This device can also treat the heart rhythms that are too fast (over 100 beats per minute), which may lead to sudden cardiac arrest. If the CRT-D device senses any abnormal heartbeats that are dangerously fast, then it delivers the electric shock (defibrillation) to the heart. This shock eliminates any abnormal heart rhythm.

Risks associated with the CRT-D treatment

Risks encountered during the implantation of the device:

  1. Bleeding or blood clotting
  2. Damage to the muscles or nerves
  3. Punctured lung or vein
  4. Damage to the heart
  5. Threatening heart arrhythmias
  6. Heart attack
  7. Stroke
  8. Death

Risks encountered after the implantation of the device may include:

  1. Infection
  2. Skin erosion near the device implanted area
  3. The device may move from its original location
  4. Electric pulses may damage the surrounding tissues
  5. The device may prevent from shocking or pacing due to electromagnetic interference
  6. The device may give you a shock when it is not needed
  7. The device is not able to monitor and treat your heart rhythms

Dr. Mahesh Wadhwani

Chief of Cardiac Surgery & HOD
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Opinion based on American heart association guidelines

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