Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

Cardiac resynchronization therapy involves the placement of an implantable biventricular pacing device with three leads (right atrial, right ventricular and left ventricular) that synchronize ventricular contractions.
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About This Procedure

Physicians at the Massachusetts General Hospital Corrigan Minehan Heart Center offer cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) or CRT-D (CRT with defibrillator therapy) as an innovative therapeutic option for patients with refractory heart failure. Many patients with heart failure experience an abnormality in the pumping of the heart’s ventricles and need special treatment to synchronize the pumping.

Cardiac resynchronization therapy involves the placement of an implantable biventricular pacing device with three leads (right atrial, right ventricular and left ventricular) that synchronize ventricular contractions. This greatly improves the pumping efficiency of the heart.

Cardiac resynchronization therapy is associated with:

  • Improved quality of life
  • Increased exercise capacity
  • Reduction in hospitalization for heart failure
  • Reduction in mortality rates

Cardiac resynchronization therapy has gained widespread acceptance as a safe, effective therapy for qualifying patients with advanced heart failure.

Patient Education

  • Frequently Asked Questions About Cardiac Anesthesia

    The Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Center offers a patient guide to cardiac anesthesia. Our dedicated clinicians believe it is important for you to know what to expect before, during and after a cardiac anesthesia.

News

  • Improved Clinical Outcomes for CRT Patients - 6/6/2012, Mass General

    Jagmeet Singh, MD, Director of the Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Center, discusses his team’s recent study about multidisciplinary care (MC) versus conventional care (CC) in CRT (cardiac resynchronization therapy) patients.

  • Monitoring patients remotely - 7/16/2009, Mass General

    New wireless technology allows Heart Center clinicians to keep tabs on heart failure patients wherever they are.

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Corrigan Minehan Heart Center

55 Fruit Street Boston, MA 02114
  • Near Public Transit
  • Accessible
  • Phone: 866-644-8910


If you are a new patient, you may call the Corrigan Minehan Heart Center outpatient access office at 866-644-8910, or complete our online appointment form to request an appointment. A member of our access team will ask you more about your condition and symptoms, and match you with the best-fitting Corrigan Minehan Heart Center physician.

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