This is the beginning of new life

Nevaip Kerimler, 81 age years old, had a coronary heart disease (CHD). He had a problem about more than half loss-of-function of heart construction. He had difficulty breathing and reported generalized pain. He got a diagnosis of heart failure at Memorial Hospitals Group Cardiovascular Care Center and then he underwent a cardiac resynchronization therapy-defibrillator (CRT-D) device implantation (placing the third wire of his CRT-D). A CRT-D is a small, metal, battery-powered devices that helps treat heart failure by acting as a pacemaker and stimulating the heart chambers to pumb at the same time. Mr. Kerimler, cardiac surgery patient, reduced cardiovascular disease and his heart functions worked by more than 80%.


It was an experience he said, scarred him emotionally but he explained this experience with gratefully by saying that this is the beginning of new life. Heart failure, sometimes known as congestive heart failure, occurs when patients’ heart muscle doesn't pump blood as well as it should. Coronary artery disease gradually leave patients’ heart too weak. Dr. Yasin Cakilli, MD, Cardialogist at the Cardiovascular Surgery Department of Memorial Hospitals Group told that cardiac resynchronization therapy-defibrillator (CRT-D) device implantation is rarely performed in Turkey, implantation of cardiac devices are very rare. A small battery operated device that helps the heart beat in a regular rhythm. It produces the electrical impulses that stimulate patient’s heart to beat for helping patients improve their health.

Dec. 11, 2019