COMMENTARY: Review: Cardiac resynchronization therapy reduces morbidity and mortality in left ventricular systolic dysfunction

Altman, Erik; Meisner, Jay S.
November 2007
ACP Journal Club;Nov/Dec2007, Vol. 147 Issue 3, p58
Academic Journal
The author reflects upon a study, that aimed to find out the effects of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) on patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD). He confirms that CRT reduces mortality and morbidity in patients with ischemic and non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy. He suggests that appropriate steps should be taken to optimize outcomes of CRT and minimize its cost by selecting patients who will derive greatest benefit from CRT.


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