Heart Failure Series:
Sometimes, in heart failure patients, the ventricles beat at different times, which disrupts the ability of the heart to pump effetively. A CRT Pacemaker helps regulate the heart rhythm and also delivers electrical impulses to both ventricles in a synchronized manner to ensure they beat in unison, improving the efficiency of the heart.
In heart failure patients at a very sigifncant risk for cardiac arrest, an AICD may be implanted. AICDs monitor the heart rhythm delivers shocks to control life-threatening arrythmias (to prevent sudden cardiac arrest).
CRT-D pacemakers act like normal CRT pacemakers but can also defibrillate the heart in the event of a cardiac arrest
Apr 22, 2017 Healthy Heart Day
Cambridge Cardiac Care is located in the heart of Waterloo Region in downtown Cambridge.
Cambridge Cardiac Care serves patients throughout southwestern Ontario, including Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, Brantford, Paris, Fergus, Elora, Elmira, Owen Sound, Kincardine, and Stratford.