Trends and outcomes of cardiac resynchronization therapy upgrade procedures: A comparative analysis using a United States National Database 2003-2013.

@article{Cheung2017TrendsAO,
  title={Trends and outcomes of cardiac resynchronization therapy upgrade procedures: A comparative analysis using a United States National Database 2003-2013.},
  author={Jim W Cheung and James E Ip and Steven M. Markowitz and Christopher F. Liu and George P Thomas and Dmitriy N. Feldman and Rajesh V Swaminathan and Bruce B. Lerman and Luke K. Kim},
  journal={Heart rhythm},
  year={2017},
  volume={14 7},
  pages={1043-1050}
}
BACKGROUND While outcomes after de novo cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) implantations have been reported, there are limited data on CRT upgrade procedures. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine trends and in-hospital outcomes of patients undergoing CRT upgrade procedures by using a large national inpatient database. METHODS Using the National Inpatient Sample database, we identified all patients undergoing CRT upgrade and de novo CRT implants between 2003 and 2013… CONTINUE READING
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