Efficacy and survival in patients with cardiac contractility modulation: long-term single center experience in 81 patients.

@article{Kuschyk2015EfficacyAS,
  title={Efficacy and survival in patients with cardiac contractility modulation: long-term single center experience in 81 patients.},
  author={Juergen Kuschyk and Susanne R{\"o}ger and Raphaela Schneider and Florian Streitner and Ksenija Stach and Boris Rudic and Christel Weiss and Rainer Schimpf and Theano Papavasilliu and Benny Rousso and Daniel Burkhoff and Martin Borggrefe},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={183},
  pages={76-81}
}
AIMS To analyze long-term efficacy and survival in patients with chronic heart failure treated with cardiac contractility modulation. METHODS 81 patients implanted with a CCM device between 2004 and 2012 were included in this retrospective analysis. Changes in NYHA class, ejection fraction (EF), Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire, NT-proBNP and peak VO₂ were analyzed during a mean follow up of 34.2 ± 28 months (6-123 months). Observed mortality rate was compared with that… CONTINUE READING