Profiling cardiac resynchronization therapy patients: responders, non-responders and those who cannot respond—The good, the bad and the ugly?

@article{Zac2010ProfilingCR,
  title={Profiling cardiac resynchronization therapy patients: responders, non-responders and those who cannot respond—The good, the bad and the ugly?},
  author={Valerio Zac{\`a} and Sergio Mondillo and Rosaria Gaddi and Roberto Favilli},
  journal={The International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging},
  year={2010},
  volume={27},
  pages={51-57}
}
Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is an effective option for the management of heart failure (HF) patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction and prolongation of the QRS interval. Unfortunately, a variable proportion of eligible patients fail to benefit from this treatment, the so-called “non-responders”. Despite intensive investigations aimed at identifying reliable diagnostic tools, additional to standard criteria, for the selection of responders, partly due to the complexity… CONTINUE READING

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