Cardiac resynchronization therapy in chronic heart failure

Petkar, Sanjiv; Luckie, Matthew; Khattar, Rajdeep S.
July 2008
British Journal of Hospital Medicine (17508460);Jul2008, Vol. 69 Issue 7, p392
Academic Journal
The article discusses the pathophysiological basis of cardiac dyssynchrony and the rationale for resynchronization therapy in chronic heart failure. According to the authors, the therapy can provide symptomatic and prognostic benefit in addition to standard medical therapy in a selected subset of heart failure patients. They added that to asses for the presence of dyssynchrony, the 12-lead electrocardiogram has been traditionally used.


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