Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT) & CRTD implantation

CRT is prescribed for patients with heart failure or arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat). This device is recommended for people with heart failure who also have a risk of sudden cardiac death. It can detect dangerous heart rhythms and deliver a shock.

There are two types of CRT devices – one is the biventricular pacemaker and the other is the same device which includes a built-in implantable cardioverter defibrillator and is called a cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D).