Success Stories? CRT, Biventricular Pacing, LBB Pacing
Hi friends. I'd like to hear from some of you that have lived with CRT pacers for significant time and have good outcomes to report. I've heard plenty about the poor symptoms people have to begin with, but where are the success stories? Did your symptoms resolve? Did you have subsequent echocardiograms that showed beautiful, wonderfully remodeled hearts? Are CRT devices ever turned off after a heart recovers, or are the imbalanced conduction issues always permanent?
More to my own situation, my EP chose a newer technique of pacing the left bundle branch in the septum - dual chamber rather than biventricular. Apparently, natural conduction results left to right, and with the left ventricle paced first, dyssynchrony of the ventricles is less of an issue. Can anyone out there share their success stories with left bundle branch pacing? I won't see an echo result to judge my own progress until the end of the year. I'll update you then.
You know you're wired when...
You play MP3 files on your pacer.
Just because you have a device doesn't mean you are damaged goods and can't do anything worthwhile and have to lie down and die. In fact, you're better and stronger. You're bionic!