What is cardiac resynchronisation therapy CRT therapy?

How long is the recovery from CRT?
Dr Syed Ahsan

How long is the recovery from CRT?

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How long is the recovery from CRT?

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Dr Syed Ahsan

How long does a CRT battery last?
Dr Syed Ahsan

How long does a CRT battery last?

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How long does a CRT battery last?

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Dr Syed Ahsan

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Where exactly is a CRT pacemaker implanted?
Dr Syed Ahsan

Where exactly is a CRT pacemaker implanted?

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Where exactly is a CRT pacemaker implanted?

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Dr Syed Ahsan

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Bart’s Heart Centre Consultant Cardiologist Dr Syed Ahsan walks you through where a CRT pacemaker is implanted. A small incision is made in your chest, and veins are used to advance the 3 leads to your heart.

What is cardiac resynchronisation therapy CRT therapy?
Dr Syed Ahsan

What is cardiac resynchronisation therapy CRT therapy?

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What is cardiac resynchronisation therapy CRT therapy?

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Dr Syed Ahsan

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Dr. Syed Ahsan walks you through the CRT therapy process, explaining that you will first be assessed by a cardiologist and be given an ECG. The implantation process is usually done as a day procedure, and recovery time is fairly quick for most patients.

How safe is cardiac resynchronisation therapy CRT?
Dr Syed Ahsan

How safe is cardiac resynchronisation therapy CRT?

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How safe is cardiac resynchronisation therapy CRT?

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Dr Syed Ahsan

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Dr. Syed Ahsan addresses concerns about the safety of CRT, detailing the small risks of infection, bleeding and bruising around the heart, and leads potentially scratching the lungs.

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CRT is a very safe, straightforward procedure. In most cases, there's a small risk of complications, which include, a risk of infection, a risk of scratching the surface of the lung, the small risks of the leads moving when they go in, and a small risk of bleeding and bruising around the heart.

How long does recovery from a CRT procedure take?
Dr. Syed

How long does recovery from a CRT procedure take?

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How long does recovery from a CRT procedure take?

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Dr. Syed

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If you are wondering how long it takes to recover from a CRT procedure, cardiologist Dr. Syed Ahsan explains that it is usually very quick, with minor discomfort around the implantation site lasting a few days.

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Recovery from a CRT is usually very quick. You may have a bit of discomforts at the site where the incision has been made on your chest and where the pacemaker device is sitting, but that usually recovers within a couple of days.

What is CRT?
Dr Syed Ahsan

What is CRT?

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What is CRT?

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Dr Syed Ahsan

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Dr Syed Ahsan defines CRT as cardio resynchronisation therapy that improves the synchronicity and efficiency of the left and right ventricles, so that more blood is pumped out to your body and lungs.

What happens during a CRT session?
Dr Syed Ahsan

What happens during a CRT session?

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What happens during a CRT session?

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Dr Syed Ahsan

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Dr Syed Ahsan lists some of the things that happen during a CRT session, including implanting 3 leads into your heart that are connected to a small battery that sits on top of your chest muscle.