A team of doctors at Anil Baghi Super Speciality Hospital, led by Dr. Prof. Amal Kanti Sen, successfully completed the first CRT-D (Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy – Defibrillator) procedure in the region. The procedure was performed on a 65-year-old lady with a history of heart failure.
CRT-D is a minimally invasive procedure that involves implanting a pacemaker and defibrillator in the chest. The pacemaker helps to regulate the heart rate, while the defibrillator can deliver a shock to the heart if it starts to beat abnormally.
It is a biventricular pacing, it synchronises both ventricles of the heart, hence pumping (ejection fraction) of the heart improves.
The patient in this case had been struggling with heart failure for several years. She had difficulty breathing, fatigue, and swelling in her legs. After the CRT-D procedure, her symptoms have improved significantly. She is now able to walk without shortness of breath, and her energy levels have increased.
The doctors who performed the procedure are optimistic about the patient’s long-term prognosis. They believe that the CRT-D will help to improve her quality of life and extend her life expectancy.