Studies recently carried out at the University Hospital of the University of Navarra show that cardiac resynchronisation therapy using pacemakers and defibrillators improves the survival and quality of life of patients suffering from heart insufficiency and disorders of the blood-flow system.
One of the advances for heart insufficiency developed over the past few years has been the incorporation of biventricular pacemakers and defibrillators. Known as cardiac resynchronisation therapy, their implantation provides the advantage of increasing the performance of the heart in a number of patients with this pathology. In some cases, the heart insufficiency not only involves a loss of contractile force, but also an alteration in the synchronisation of the heart. That is to say, contraction occurs with little force and, moreover, in a disordered manner and, thus, the heart’s performance or yield is notably worsened.
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