Impact of cardiac resynchronization therapy on exercise performance, functional capacity, and quality of life in systolic heart failure with QRS prolongation: COMPANION trial sub-study.

@article{Marco2008ImpactOC,
  title={Impact of cardiac resynchronization therapy on exercise performance, functional capacity, and quality of life in systolic heart failure with QRS prolongation: COMPANION trial sub-study.},
  author={Teresa de Marco and Eugene E Wolfel and Arthur M Feldman and Brian D. Lowes and Michael B Higginbotham and Jalal K. Ghali and Lynne Wagoner and Philip C. Kirlin and Jerry D. Kennett and Satish Chandra Goel and Leslie Anne Saxon and John P. Boehmer and David Mann and Elizabeth C. Galle and Fred L Ecklund and Patrick Yong and Michael R. Bristow},
  journal={Journal of cardiac failure},
  year={2008},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={9-18}
}
BACKGROUND A total of 405 participants in the Comparison of Medical Therapy, Pacing, and Defibrillation in Heart Failure trial were prospectively enrolled in an exercise sub-study designed to study the influence of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) on measures of exercise capacity, functional capacity, and quality of life (QOL). METHODS AND RESULTS… CONTINUE READING