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Cardiac resynchronization 

Cardiac resynchronization
Cardiac resynchronization

James P. Daubert

, Brett Atwater

, and Kevin Jackson

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date: 10 July 2020

Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) provides hemodynamic and clinical benefits for patients with heart failure. Focusing primarily on patient selection for cardiac resynchronization therapy, implantation, and post-implantation follow-up, this chapter reviews the current state of the art for identification of patients likely to benefit from CRT. The history of this therapy is discussed in detail, along with clinical characteristics of patients who respond well to CRT and considerations that affect response, such as atrial fibrillation. Techniques and complications of implantation and therapy are covered, with relevant clinical studies used to support discussion throughout.

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