Reduced mitral regurgitation in heart failure patients submitted to cardiac resynchronization therapy: a short-term prospective study.

@article{Zanon2004ReducedMR,
  title={Reduced mitral regurgitation in heart failure patients submitted to cardiac resynchronization therapy: a short-term prospective study.},
  author={Francesco Zanon and Silvio Aggio and Enrico Baracca and Claudio Bilato and Giorgio Corbucci and Gianluca Rigatelli and Pietro Zonzin},
  journal={Italian heart journal : official journal of the Italian Federation of Cardiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={5 11},
  pages={
          826-30
        }
}
BACKGROUND The intraventricular delay is a determinant of functional mitral regurgitation (MR). MR contributes to the progression of congestive heart failure (CHF) and represents a marker of a worse outcome. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) significantly reduces MR in CHF patients with ventricular conduction defects. METHODS We studied 45 consecutive patients (37 males, 8 females, mean age 72 +/- 9 years) in NYHA class III-IV, with… CONTINUE READING

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