Faculty Publications

Title

Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy for Heart Failure

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-1-2017

Department

Medicine

Abstract

Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) has emerged as a valued nonpharmacologic therapy in patients with heart failure, reduced ejection fraction (EF), and ventricular dyssynchrony manifest as left bundle branch block. The mechanisms of benefit include remodeling of the left ventricle leading to decreased dimensions and increased EF, as well as a decrease in the severity of mitral regurgitation. This article reviews the rationale, effects, and indications for CRT, and discusses the patient characteristics that predict response and considerations for nonresponders.

Publisher's Statement

Originally published in Interventional Cardiology Clinics, 6 (3), 417-426. The original material can be found here.

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