How to Identify Patients Most Likely to Respond to Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

  • M. M. Gulizia
  • G. M. Francese
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Congestive heart failure (CHF) is one of the major healthy problems in Europe and the United States. It represents the major cause for hospital admission in the adult population with a prevalence from 0.4% up to 2% (22.5 million people world wide and 6.5 million in Europe; 747,000 in Italy). The incidence is 2 million patients per year world wide and 470,000 per year in Europe (66,000 inItaly) [1].


Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Tissue Doppler Imaging Congestive Heart Failure Patient Biventricular Pace Ventricular Dyssynchrony 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. M. Gulizia
    • 1
  • G. M. Francese
    • 1
  1. 1.CardiologiaOspedale “S. Luigi-S. Currò”CataniaItaly

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