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Definition: Reestablishing synchronous contraction of the right and left ventricle by artificially pacing both ventricles in cardiomyopathies with the goal to increase pump efficiency. SEE ventricular resynchronizer.

Synonym(s): cardiac resynchronization therapy [CRT]

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