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Cardiac resynchronization therapy for treatment of heart failure in the elderly.
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PMID:  17905385     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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Congestive heart failure affects 5 million patients each year and is more common in elderly patients. Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) or biventricular pacing is the simultaneous pacing of both ventricles, an approach that can improve symptoms and survival in some heart failure (HF) patients. Although no randomized controlled trial has evaluated CRT specifically in elderly patients, many of the patients included in the landmark CRT trials were aged 70 and older. Data suggest that CRT is a safe and efficacious treatment of HF in geriatric patients.
Authors:
Jordana Kron; Jamie B Conti
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart failure clinics     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1551-7136     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2007 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-10-01     Completed Date:  2007-12-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101231934     Medline TA:  Heart Fail Clin     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  511-8     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610-0277, USA.
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Clin Geriatr Med. 2007 Feb;23(1):193-203   [PMID:  17126762 ]

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