Advanced Devices Used To Treat Cardiac Diseases

Cardiac diseases can be treated with the help of various implantable devices. Individuals suffering with serious arrhythmias and heart blocks are the subjects for implantable defibrillators. People with heart failure develop abnormal conduction of the heart’s electrical system that changes the regular rhythms of heart. Cardiac resynchronization therapy, also known as biventricular pacing, serves as one of the method for cardiac treatment. A left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is a battery-operated, mechanical pump-type device which is implanted in the body surgically. Coronary artery bypass surgery diverts the blood supply around a blocked section of the artery. During this procedure, surgeons isolate healthy blood vessels from another part of the body, such as a leg or the chest wall. They then surgically attach the vessels to the diseased artery in such a way that the blood can flow around the blocked section.