Cardiac resynchronization reduced death and hospitalization in heart failure and cardiac dyssynchrony

Morillo, Carlos A.
September 2005
ACP Journal Club;Sep/Oct2005, Vol. 143 Issue 2, p29
Academic Journal
The article presents an answer to a clinical question related to the effect of cardiac resynchronization on morbidity and mortality in heart failure (HF). In patients with heart failure and cardiac dyssynchrony, cardiac resynchronization reduced death and hospitalization for major cardiovascular events. Today, standard therapy of HF includes more than 3 medications, such as angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, beta-blockers and diuretics. Pharmacologic therapy has tackled most of the pathophysiologic mechanisms of HF.


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