Biventricular pacing is a promising new procedure that improves the pumping function of the heart by aligning (or "synchronizing") the function of the left and right ventricle. In general, this procedure is very similar to a pacemaker implantation. However, an additional pacemaker electrode is directed to the left side of the heart and placed into a vein behind the left atrium (the coronary sinus). This allows pacing from both the right and left side of the heart.
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