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A 37-year-old female asked:

in terms of cardiology what is a biv pacer?

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Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 45 years experience
Helps Both Sides: A biv (biventricular pacemaker) helps coordinate 2 of the hearts 4 chambers proper heart beat so they can pump more effectively. This implanted device is placed in patients with advanced heart failure. Sequential pacing helps move blood through the heart in a stronger progression. Improves quality of life, ability to exercise, decreases hospitalizations, can lengthen life.
Dr. Frank Amico Jr
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
The device paces both the left and right ventricle allowing for a more efficient pump.
Jul 21, 2014
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
Cardiology 30 years experience
Both ventricles: There are three wires. One wire in the right atrium, one wire in the right ventricle and one wire in the left ventricle. The left ventricle wire is not directly in the ventricle, it is placed in the coronary sinus. Pacing the heart this way specially weak heart muscle is more synchronized. Hope that helps.
Dr. Atique Mirza
Cardiology 31 years experience
Heartfailure therapy: Cardiac resynchronization therapy (crt), also called biventricular pacing, uses a special kind of pacemaker -- a biventricular pacemaker -- that is designed to help the ventricles contract more normally. It keeps the right and left ventricles pumping together by sending small electrical impulses through the leads. This therapy has been shown to improve the symptoms of heart failure and quality.
Dr. Francesco Rotatori
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
2 wires 2 ventricles: BIV pacer is a pacemaker that has 2 wires that are sychronized to fire at a short time one to the other so that the mechanic of contraction of the heart is more efficient. It is implanted in patients with low ventricular function and electrical conduction abnormalities.
Dr. Frank Amico Jr
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
BIV : The device paces both the left and right ventricle allowing for a more efficient pump. It permits people with congestive heart failure to live a better life with decreased hospitalizations.

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