TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Morillo, Carlos A.
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 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 benefits of such electrical therapies as CRT and ICDs. CRT is aimed at restoring the desynchronization that is usually associated with conduction delays (characterized by left-bundle branch block), and ICDs primarily prevent arrhythmic deaths.
ACCESSION #
15303573

 

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