Devices & AICD
Implanted Devices as required include:
Biventricular Pacemakers (BVP)
Biventricular Pacemakers are used in people who have congestive cardiac failure a condition where the heart does not efficiently pump blood around the body. Biventricular pacing therapy also known as cardiac resynchronisation (CRT) is a procedure that improves the left ventricle's ability to pump blood from the heart. As a result, patients are able to exert themselves more easily and have a higher quality of life. The pacemaker attempts to synchronise the two ventricles. Leads are placed in the right atrium, right ventricle and coronary sinus.
Implantable Defibrillators (AICD)
An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is a small device that can be placed in the chest. Doctors use the device to help treat irregular heartbeats called arrhythmias. These devices are used to detect dangerously fast heartbeats and give a lifesaving shock to correct the heart rhythm.
Implantable Loop Recorders (ILR)
The Implantable Loop Recorder is a small device (about the size of a USB memory stick) inserted under the skin to continuously monitor the heart rhythm. They are used to determine whether symptoms are related to a heart rhythm problem.