If lifestyle changes and/or medication are not effective at controlling your congestive heart failure, surgery may be necessary. Nearly 50% of people with heart failure have defects in their heart’s ability to maintain a normal rhythm. Two devices used to help the heart maintain a normal rhythm are an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) and a pacemaker. In this video, Dr. Holly Atkinson explains how these devices work as well as other surgical options that will help restore your heart to its normal pumping condition.
What is Heart Failure
Causes of Congestive Heart Failure
Symptoms of Congestive Heart Failure
Diagnosing Congestive Heart Failure
Medications for Congestive Heart Failure
Surgical Treatments for Congestive Heart Failure
Preventing Congestive Heart Failure
Best Hospitals Tip: Heart Surgery Questions
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