Implementing cardiac resynchronization therapy in routine clinical practice: preoperative considerations and implantation techniques.

Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) using coronary sinus (CS) leads is an established therapy for congestive heart failure in patients with asynchronous ventricular contractions. CRT improves not only exercise tolerance but also the patient's prognosis. Appropriate patient selection for CRT is essential for a successful therapeutic response. Inclusion… (More)