Cardiac resynchronization therapy response is associated with shorter duration of atrial fibrillation.

@article{Lellouche2007CardiacRT,
  title={Cardiac resynchronization therapy response is associated with shorter duration of atrial fibrillation.},
  author={Nicolas Lellouche and Carlos De Diego and Marmar Vaseghi and Eric Buch and David A. Cesario and Aman Mahajan and Isaac Wiener and Gregg C Fonarow and Noel G. Boyle and Kalyanam Shivkumar},
  journal={Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE},
  year={2007},
  volume={30 11},
  pages={1363-8}
}
BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation (AF) is commonly associated with heart failure. The benefit of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) on atrial remodeling has been demonstrated. However, biventricular pacing did not reduce the global incidence of AF. We evaluated the relationship between CRT response and AF duration. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed data from 96 patients (59 +/- 15 years; 78% male) who underwent CRT. All patients had class III-IV New York Heart Association (NYHA) symptoms… CONTINUE READING