Biventricular Pacemakers in Patients with Heart Failure

Author(s): Karen Leslie Cooper, MSN, CCRN, CNS, WOCN

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Apr 01, 2019

Topics: Cardiovascular

Population: Adult

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Patients with heart failure may benefit from implantation of a biventricular pacemaker. This article discusses the indications for biventricular pacemaker implantation and the assessment of patients with biventricular pacemakers. Biventricular pacemakers require more assessments than do traditional single- or dualchamber pacemakers.


  • State indications for biventricular pacemaker therapy
  • State the electrocardiographic changes in assessment of biventricular pacing function
  • State complications related to biventricular pacemaker therapy

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