Development and validation of a clinical index to predict survival after cardiac resynchronisation therapy

@inproceedings{Leyva2009DevelopmentAV,
  title={Development and validation of a clinical index to predict survival after cardiac resynchronisation therapy},
  author={F. H. Ram{\'i}rez Leyva and Paul W.X. Foley and Bert Stegemann and Jeri A Ward and Leong Loke Ng and Michael P. Frenneaux and François Regoli and Russell E A Smith and Angelo Auricchio},
  booktitle={Heart},
  year={2009}
}
OBJECTIVE To develop and validate a prognostic risk index of cardiovascular mortality after cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT). DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING District general hospital. PATIENTS 148 patients with heart failure (mean age 66.7 (SD 10.4) years), New York Heart Association class III or IV, LVEF <35%) who underwent CRT. INTERVENTIONS CRT device implantation. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Value of a composite index in predicting cardiovascular mortality, validated… CONTINUE READING