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Cardiac resynchronization 

Cardiac resynchronization
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Cardiac resynchronization
Author(s):

James P. Daubert

, Brett Atwater

, and Kevin Jackson

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198734871.003.0011
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date: 17 November 2019

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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