Review: Cardiac resynchronization therapy reduces mortality and hospitalization for heart failure

March 2005
ACP Journal Club;Mar/Apr2005, Vol. 142 Issue 2, p35
Academic Journal
The article focuses on a survey related to the effectiveness of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) in patients with symptomatic heart failure (HF). Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of CRT was conducted in patients with symptomatic HF. In patients with systolic heart failure and evidence of electromechanical dyssynchrony who remain symptomatic despite optimal pharmacotherapy, cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) reduces all-cause mortality and heart failure hospitalization and improves quality of life and functional status. The study was published in the 2004 issue of the journal "Ann International Medicine."


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