What Have We Learned from Cardiac Resynchronization Trials?
Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a very frequent cardiovascular disease. Because of the large size of the affected population and the socioeconomic consequences, the management of chronic CHF is of great interest in clinical practice. Available therapeutic strategies based on medical therapy have evolved remarkably in recent years. Despite optimal medical management, however, many patients remain severely limited in their daily activities and only a minority of these subjects can receive cardiac transplantation. Currently there are no other verified treatments besides these medical and surgical alternatives.
KeywordsCardiac Resynchronization Therapy Severe Heart Failure Biventricular Pace Chronic Congestive Heart Failure Left Ventricular Pace
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