Wednesday, 19 June 2019 | 08:29 WIB

Here are The Risks of Using CRT on Congestive Heart Failure Patients

Here are The Risks of Using CRT on Congestive Heart Failure Patients (healthy)

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT) Pacemaker is a therapy for congestive heart failure (CHF) caused by a weakening of the heart muscle (cardiomyopathy). This technology proved 34 percent reduced the risk of dying in heart patients.

Heart failure patients who want to use CRT will be installed with a one-time installation pacemaker. The cable is then connected to a power source under the skin.

CRT technology is installed in heart failure patients to restore the motion of the heart walls to be more synchronous.

However, dr. Dicky Armein Hanafy, SpJP (K), FIHA, that there was a risk caused by CRT management. Some risks include injuries, infections, and blood clots.

"There is a risk of injury, infection due to insertion the cable when looking for blood vessels, damage blood vessels, blood clots, inflammation The wires can move, and reoperation is needed to correct the wire's placement," explained Dr. Dicky on Netralnews recently in Jakarta .

But there is no need to worry, because all these risks are certainly minimal. According to dr Dicky, complications from the CTR procedure, these risks tend to fall below 50 percent.

"Can the mall function, just a man-made name, can happen. But complications tend to be under 50 percent," said Dr. Dicky.

Through CRT technology, it is expected that the quality of life of CHF patients with symptoms of shortness of breath, swelling of legs and fatigue, exercise intolerance, decreased appetite and depression, can be improved.