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Biventricular Pacemaker

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Biventricular pacemakers are just one way Florida Hospital physicians help heart patients live a fuller, more active life.  Dilated cardiomyopathy can be a fatal condition, limiting the heart’s ability to pump the vital blood that supplies organs and tissue with oxygen. While the only cure for dilated cardiomyopathy is a heart transplant, Florida Hospital Cardiovascular Institute uses biventricular pacemakers and other devices to treat patients who are unable to undergo such a serious procedure.

 
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A biventricular pacemaker is used to correct disorganization of the heart’s naturally occurring electrical charges. These charges regulate heart rate. A biventricular pacemaker is inserted just under the skin by the clavicle (collarbone). When the device’s monitoring system senses that the heart rate has stopped or become slower, it sends a charge through a wire that is also attached to the heart. The charge stimulates both ventricles of the heart – the lower two chambers – at the same time and restores normal heart rate.