Lee describes herself as having "no athletic background whatsoever," and says she has struggled with her weight her entire life.
She weighed 170 pounds when she married, and continued to gain weight during both of her pregnancies, eventually reaching 200 pounds after the birth of her second child.
For the trial, doctors will switch on the leads in only half the patients at first. Like all the patients, Brian doesn’t yet know if his device has been activated.‘But three months on, my wife Jean says I look healthier and I’ve got more colour although I’m still breathless and not very mobile,’ says Brian.
Professor Ng explains: ‘These are patients who, despite the maximum amount of medication available for them, are forced to lead very limited lives.
The new approach on trial involves a standard CRT-type device, but the third lead is put directly on the His-bundle instead of the left ventricle.
The theory is that stimulating the heart this way will tackle the delay between top and bottom chambers and improve the heart’s pumping action.
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