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Pacing and heart failure: should all patients receive a biventricular device?
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PMID:  16036049     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The increasing adoption of biventricular pacing as a means to achieve interventricular, intraventricular, and atrioventricular synchronization affords clinicians a powerful nonpharmacologic tool in the treatment of congestive heart failure. Current guidelines support the use of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) in patients with the combination of severe systolic ventricular dysfunction, symptomatic heart failure, and evidence of conduction delay on the surface electrocardiogram. Current research aims include investigation of differing clinical parameters and imaging techniques that will reliably differentiate patients who may or may not benefit from CRT. Furthermore, refinements in the techniques of lead placement and intrachamber timing may further improve the proportion of patients who achieve a favorable response from CRT. This article briefly reviews the history of CRT and summarizes some of the current trends and data relating to CRT.
Andrew C Wickliffe; Angel R Leon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current heart failure reports     Volume:  2     ISSN:  1546-9530     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Heart Fail Rep     Publication Date:  2005 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-07-22     Completed Date:  2005-08-25     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101196487     Medline TA:  Curr Heart Fail Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  35-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Carlyle Fraser Heart Center, Division of Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Medical Office Tower, 6th Floor, 550 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Pacing, Artificial* / methods
Heart Conduction System / physiopathology
Heart Failure / therapy*
Patient Selection
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Ventricular Dysfunction / therapy

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