Normally, you can expect the following during a cardiac resynchronization therapy -
- You are made to lie on the procedure table, medications may be given into your vein to help you relax.
- A local anesthetic will be applied on your skin usually just under your left collar bone (clavicle) to produce numbness in the area.
- Your healthcare provider will make an incision and create a pocket under the skin and this pocket will hold the wires and computer battery pack for the CRT.
- Your doctor will insert CRT leads (wires) into a major vein and guide it to your heart with the help of X-ray images.
- Your doctor will test the leads with an electric pulse.
- If the leads are in the right place and working then they will be attached to CRT pacemaker.
- Your doctor will put the CRT pacemaker through the incision and under your skin.
- The incision is closed with sutures or staples and dressing is applied.
Reference - Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.azheartarrhythmia.com/contents/ep-procedures/cardiac-resynchronization