Pacing: Biventricular Pacing / Pacemakers / BIVAD
Biventricular pacing with an implantable cardiac device (ICD) helps to synchronize contractions of the left and right ventricles, reduces mitral valve regurgitation, and decreases septal wall motion. Biventricular pacing, works similar to standard pacemakers. Standard pacemakers have two right heart stimulation leads, the biventricular pacemaker has a third lead, which goes through a vein in the back of the heart wall. Biventricular pacing simultaneously stimulates the heart's upper and lower chambers, providing timed electrical impulses.
The right ventricle or pumping chamber of the heart can be simulated through the use of a biventricular assist device (BIVAD). This device works similarly to an LVAD, but connects the right ventricle to the pulmonary artery.
Identifying the Best Treatment Options and Biventricular Pacing Specialist for You
Our commitment at CPMC is to help each patient identify the best doctor for their diagnosis and course of treatment. To find the best specialist for Biventricular Pacing , we want to empower our patients to participate in their health care journey. This means encouraging a frank discussion with the doctor about Biventricular Pacing, to identify all appropriate treatment options as well as to discuss symptoms, issues, outcomes, etc., when relevant for Biventricular Pacing. The first step of your journey is research - using online tools such as CPMC's to investigate and understand Biventricular Pacing. The second step is to schedule an initial consultation with a physician or specialist. In some cases, you'll need to go through your primary care physician if you do not have a referral. If you already have a referral,you can schedule an appointment directly with the Biventricular Pacing specialist. The third step is for the specialist in Biventricular Pacing to meet with you and review your history. As part of the diagnosis, you may need testing, so the doctor (surgeon or specialist) can discuss your treatment options and the both of you can determine your best course of action. We have patients at CPMC coming from throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, Northern California, and many from throughout the United States with respect to Biventricular Pacing. Whether you are from San Francisco, Marin, the San Francisco Bay Area generally or any other location, our physicians will provide the hands-on care you deserve.
California Pacific's Heart and Vascular Center
California Pacific's Heart and Vascular Center is supported by one of the best heart hospital/center networks in the USA, offering quality, comprehensive patient-centered cardiovascular care by a team of top heart surgeons and physicians with leading-edge technology. Serving the entire San Francisco Bay Area, including San Francisco and Marin County, as well as the entire Northern California region, our team has many of the best cardiovascular surgeons and physicians in California and the United States.