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About Biventricular Defibrillator Implants

​​​​​​​​​​​Location

​​​​​​​​​​Toronto General Hospital | Map iconMaps & Directions
Eaton Building - 2nd Floor, in the Cardiovascular Investigations Unit

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Patients are admitted to the Cardiac Short Stay Unit on the 5th​ F​loor, Munk Building​.


What We Do

A biventricular defibrillator implant involves inserting small computer-like device and lead system (3 leads) that respond to and treat rapid heart rhythms. By sending a pulse and occasionally a shock to interrupt a fast heartbeat, the device can treat slow heart rhythms in the same way as a pacemaker and may help the pumping of the heart chambers.

Biventricular defibrillator implants require light sedation and monitoring.  Patients are admitted for an overnight stay.

 

Hours & Contact:

Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Phone: 416 340 3248

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