New pacemaker trial
Guy’s and St Thomas’ is trialling new technology that helps position pacemaker leads in the most effective areas for patients with heart failure.
Doctors use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans which are layered on top of an X-ray in real time. This allows cardiologists to quickly and easily calculate the best position for the lead.
David Butler, the first patient on the study, says: “I used to get tired very easily. The day after the operation I woke up and said ‘Wow, I feel great’.”