TITLE

Cardiac resynchronization therapy reduced all-cause death and hospitalization in chronic heart failure

PUB. DATE
November 2004
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Nov/Dec2004, Vol. 141 Issue 3, p60
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article addresses the question whether in patients with advanced chronic heart failure (HF), cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) with a biventricular pacemaker with or without a defibrillator in addition to optimal pharmacotherapy (OPT) is better than OPT alone for reducing death and hospitalization. The article concludes that in patients with advanced chronic heart failure, cardiac resynchronization therapy with a biventricular pacemaker with or without a defibrillator reduced all-cause death or hospitalization.
ACCESSION #
15303572

 

Related Articles

  • THE RESULTS OF RESUSCITATION WITH EXTERNAL CARDIAC MASSAGE OR DIRECT CARDIAC MASSAGE IN ELEVEN SURGICAL PATIENTS. Greenberg, Harry B. // Angiology;Oct1963, Vol. 14 Issue 10, p529 

    Artificial respiration and cardiac massage were successful in tile resuscitation of 4 out of 11 surgical patients who had cardiac arrests. More patients were successfully resuscitated by means of closed-chest cardiac massage than by direct cardiac massage. Four patients received closed-chest...

  • COMMENTARY: Cardiac resynchronization therapy reduced all-cause death and hospitalization in chronic heart failure. Morillo, Carlos A. // ACP Journal Club;Nov/Dec2004, Vol. 141 Issue 3, p60 

    The article presents a commentary on the study, which concluded that Cardiac resynchronization therapy reduced all-cause death and hospitalization in chronic heart failure. Despite major improvements in treating HF, mortality remains high. Newer therapeutic approaches have focused on the...

  • Narrative Review: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care: Review of the Current Guidelines. Ali, Bakhtiar; Zafari, A. Maziar // Annals of Internal Medicine;8/7/2007, Vol. 147 Issue 3, p171 

    Sudden cardiac death is a major clinical problem, causing 300 000 to 400 000 deaths annually and 63% of all cardiac deaths. Despite the overall decrease in cardiovascular mortality, the proportion of cardiovascular death from sudden cardiac death has remained constant. Survival rates among...

  • medical store.  // Pulse;12/6/2004, Vol. 64 Issue 48, p74 

    This article focuses on medical instruments available in medical store. Some of the products are: Heart Start first aid defibrillator. This small, lightweight, easy-to-use AED is specifically designed for the infrequent user. As soon as it is switched-on calming, natural voice prompts guide the...

  • Does age affect outcomes of out-of-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation? Longstreth Jr., W. T.; Cobb, Leonard A.; Fahrenbruch, Carol E.; Copass, Michael K.; Longstreth, W T Jr; Cobb, L A; Fahrenbruch, C E; Copass, M K // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;10/24/90-10/31/90, Vol. 264 Issue 16, p2109 

    We examined the relation between age and outcomes in patients treated for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in Seattle, Wash. Considering all out-of-hospital cardiac arrests treated by paramedics over a recent 5-year period, 386 (27%) of 1405 consecutive patients aged 70 years or older were...

  • A Prophylactic cardioverter -- defibrillator prevented sudden death from arrhythmia in nonischemic cardiomyopathy.  // ACP Journal Club;Nov/Dec2004, Vol. 141 Issue 3, p61 

    The article addresses the question whether in patients with nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy, is a prophylactic implantable cardioverter--defibrillator (ICD) is a more effective than standard pharmacotherapy (SP) for reducing all-cause death. The article concludes as a result of the study...

  • postapoplectic.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1739 

    The article presents a definition for the term "postapoplectic," which refers to the period immediately following a cardiac arrest or apoplexy.

  • Does the administration of intravenous aminophylline improve survival in adults with bradyasystolic cardiac arrest? Hurley, Katrina F. // CJEM: Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine;Jan2007, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p26 

    The article presents a review of articles regarding whether the administration of intravenous aminophylline help restore circulation in patients with bradyasystolic cardiac arrest. In the four studies being identified, it has demonstrated that aminophylline had no impact on clinical outcomes in...

  • Maximizing Survival from Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: Putting Effective Emergency Cardiac Care Into Practice. Bobrow, Bentley J.; Aufderheide, Tom P.; Brady, William J. // Emergency Medicine Reports;5/12/2008, Vol. 29 Issue 11, p121 

    The article discusses the practice of effective cardiac care for patients who suffered out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. In the U.S., 350,000 to 450,000 deaths are caused by cardiopulmonary arrest per year. Included are details of the physiology of resuscitation from ventricular fibrillation...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics