Cardiac resynchronization therapy in heart failure patients with atrial fibrillation

@inproceedings{Gasparini2009CardiacRT,
  title={Cardiac resynchronization therapy in heart failure patients with atrial fibrillation},
  author={Maurizio Gasparini and François Regoli and Paola Galimberti and Carlo Ceriotti and Alessio Cappelleri},
  booktitle={Europace : European pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac electrophysiology : journal of the working groups on cardiac pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac cellular electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology},
  year={2009}
}
Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is an important device-based, non-pharmacological approach that has shown, in large randomized trials, to improve left ventricular (LV) function and reduce both morbidity and mortality rates in selected patients affected by advanced heart failure (HF): New York Heart Association (NYHA) functional class III-IV, reduced LV systolic function with an ejection fraction (EF) <or=35%, QRS duration >or=120 ms, on optimal medical therapy, and who were in sinus… CONTINUE READING