CRT-D Implantation - Cardiac Resynchronization
If you suffer from severe cardiac insufficiency, a CRT-D implantation may be very helpful under certain conditions. We can give you advice and tell you all about the advantages and disadvantages as well as the risks of such a CRT-D surgery. CRT-Ds are special defibrillators which cannot only treat a weak and fast pulse but also severe cardiac insufficiency. The acronym CRT stands for "cardiac resynchronization therapy", meaning that this device can correct uneven cardiac motion (so-called asynchronous cardiac motion) under certain conditions. These conditions are usually severe cardiac insufficiency of the left heart chamber and a total left bundle branch block (LBBB) as seen in a surface ECG. In the best-case scenario, the CRT-D can raise your quality of life and ability to withstand stress. Additionally, the CRT-D is akin to a "built-in emergency doctor" that can save your life when dangerously quick cardiac arrhythmias happen.
We regularly conduct CRT-D implantations ourselves. A hospital stay of at least two nights is unavoidable in order to reduce the rate of any complications. After your release from the hospital, we look after the treatment of your wound and any follow-up sessions. As a rule of thumb, we check your CRT-D six weeks after your release from hospital plus every three to six months thereafter.