Strategies to improve cardiac resynchronization therapy

  title={Strategies to improve cardiac resynchronization therapy},
  author={Kevin Vernooy and Caroline J. M. van Deursen and Marc Strik and Frits W. Prinzen},
  journal={Nature Reviews Cardiology},
Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) emerged 2 decades ago as a useful form of device therapy for heart failure associated with abnormal ventricular conduction, indicated by a wide QRS complex. In this Review, we present insights into how to achieve the greatest benefits with this pacemaker therapy. Outcomes from CRT can be improved by appropriate patient selection, careful positioning of right and left ventricular pacing electrodes, and optimal timing of electrode stimulation. Left bundle… CONTINUE READING