A strategy to achieve CRT response in permanent atrial fibrillation without obligatory atrioventricular node ablation.

@article{Himmel2012AST,
  title={A strategy to achieve CRT response in permanent atrial fibrillation without obligatory atrioventricular node ablation.},
  author={Frank Himmel and Michael Reppel and Kai Mortensen and Heribert Schunkert and Frank Bode},
  journal={Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE},
  year={2012},
  volume={35 8},
  pages={943-7}
}
BACKGROUND Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is an established method in patients with severe heart failure and wide QRS configuration, particularly during sinus rhythm (SR). In CRT patients with permanent atrial fibrillation (AF), there is no general consensus regarding the need for atrioventricular node (AVN) ablation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the benefit of CRT in permanent AF with and without AVN ablation. METHODS New York Heart Association classification, QRS duration… CONTINUE READING