CRT-D and increased ef

I am being. Upgraded to a crt-d from an icd. Has anyone experienced an improved ef after installation?


2 Comments

It's a well established therapy

by crustyg - 2019-09-20 07:03:04

There is good published work showing that CRT works - not for everyone, but it definitely can make a real difference to patient health and not just numbers like percentage LV ejection fraction (%EF).  %EF is a great objective assessment for the EP docs, and done by the same operator over a period of time, it's valuable.  There is a quite a lot of variability in the measurement, and between operators, so small changes (a few percent) can be misleading, although long-term trends are reliable.

But what really matters is how you feel - and CRT works.

Working for me

by baza1976 - 2019-09-20 08:08:45

I'm a recent upgrade to CRT-P from a dual chnaber pacemeker.

Feelign good. Doing a lot of running for whihc I'm still getting seom tweaking of settings.

regards

Barry.

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