Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation: Are Results as Good as in Patients with Sinus Rhythm?
In the last five years, controlled crossover trials and parallel comparisons of cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) to control treatment have convincingly demonstrated symptomatic improvement in patients with severe heart failure and intraventricular conduction disturbances [1–5]. Almost all of these studies were performed exclusively in patients with sinus rhythm. There is, however, evidence from acute hemodynamic and long term studies that atrial fibrillation patients also benefit from CRT.
KeywordsAtrial Fibrillation Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy Heart Failure Patient Atrial Fibrillation Patient Severe Heart Failure
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