Cardiac resynchronization therapy: Part 1--issues before device implantation.

  title={Cardiac resynchronization therapy: Part 1--issues before device implantation.},
  author={Jeroen J. Bax and Theodore Abraham and S Serge Barold and Ole-Alexander Breithardt and Jeffrey Wing-Hong Fung and St{\'e}phane X Garrigue and John Gorcsan and David L. Hayes and David A. Kass and Juhani Knuuti and Christophe Leclercq and Cecilia M Linde and Daniel B. Mark and Mark Monaghan and Petros Nihoyannopoulos and Martin Jan Schalij and Christophe Stellbrink and Cheuk-Man Yu},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  volume={46 12},
Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) has been used extensively over the last years in the therapeutic management of patients with end-stage heart failure. Data from 4,017 patients have been published in eight large, randomized trials on CRT. Improvement in clinical end points (symptoms, exercise capacity, quality of life) and echocardiographic end points (systolic function, left ventricular size, mitral regurgitation) have been reported after CRT, with a reduction in hospitalizations for… CONTINUE READING


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