Ethnic and racial disparities in cardiac resynchronization therapy.

  title={Ethnic and racial disparities in cardiac resynchronization therapy.},
  author={Steven A. Farmer and James N. Kirkpatrick and Paul A. Heidenreich and Jeptha P Curtis and Yongfei Wang and Peter W. Groeneveld},
  journal={Heart rhythm},
  volume={6 3},
BACKGROUND Racial/ethnic differences in the use of cardiac resynchronization therapy with defibrillator (CRT-D) may result from underprovision or overprovision relative to published guidelines. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine the National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR) ICD Registry for ethnic/racial differences in use of CRT-D. METHODS We studied white, black, and Hispanic patients who received either an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) or CRT-D between… CONTINUE READING


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