Cardiac resynchronization therapy: a new therapy for advanced congestive heart failure

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Abstract

Despite medical therapy, many patients with advanced systolic dysfunction remain highly symptomatic. In these patients the presence of a left bundle branch block on electrocardiogram indicates significant dyssynchrony of ventricular contraction. Cardiac resynchronization, by means of biventricular pacing, results in important clinical benefits. Due to the risk for malignant ventricular arrhythmias, this technology is best combined with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-34
Number of pages4
JournalThe American journal of geriatric cardiology
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gerontology
  • Health Policy
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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