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Can Ventricular Resynchronization Reduce Atrial Fibrillation Recurrences?

  • M. G. Bongiorni
  • G. Giannola
  • E. Soldati
  • G. Arena
  • E. Hoffmann
  • M. Mariani
Conference paper

Abstract

In recent years a new pacing therapy has been proposed for patients affected by heart failure (HF) in order to reduce inter- [1,2], intra- [3,4], and atrioventricular [5] (AV) dyssynchrony. Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) has the goal of correcting these hemodynamic disorders, thus improving left ventricular (LV) performance. The benefits of CRT have been evaluated in a series of clinical trials [6-10].

Keywords

Atrial Fibrillation Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Atrial Pace Atrial Fibrillation Recurrence Sick Sinus Syndrome 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. G. Bongiorni
    • 1
  • G. Giannola
    • 2
  • E. Soldati
    • 1
  • G. Arena
    • 1
  • E. Hoffmann
    • 2
  • M. Mariani
    • 1
  1. 1.Cardiothoracic Department, Cisanello HospitalUniversity of PisaItaly
  2. 2.Division of Cardiology, Polyclinic HospitalUniversity of PalermoItaly

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