Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is a unique device therapy used to treat heart failure. In the electrophysiology lab, physicians place a small "biventricular resynchronization device under the patient's skin below the collarbone. This device is similar to a pacemaker in size, shape and weight, and it uses a sealed battery to provide electrical signals to the heart. But it also has three electrical leads, which are placed in three different heart chambers. This device causes the heart chambers to best "in synch" with one another. This improves the heart's pumping efficiency and helps to relieve heart failure symptoms.
The following Crozer-Keystone hospital offers cardiac resynchronization therapy services:
One Medical Center Boulevard
Upland, PA 19013
Call 1-866-95-PULSE (1-866-957-8573) to find a Crozer-Keystone cardiologist specializing in electrophysiology.