Why the Authors Use Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy with Defibrillators.


Journal Article (Review)

Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) improves left ventricular function, especially in patients with left bundle branch block or those receiving chronic right ventricular pacing. CRT is typically accomplished by placing a right ventricular endocardial pacing lead and a left ventricular pacing lead via the coronary sinus to a coronary vein overlying the lateral or posterolateral left ventricle. CRT can be combined with an implantable defibrillator or with a pacemaker. Limited data are available to compare these two versions of CRT head to head. This review summarizes the relevant trials and meta-analyses regarding these two forms of CRT.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sze, E; Daubert, JP

Published Date

  • January 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 13 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 139 - 151

PubMed ID

  • 27886919

Pubmed Central ID

  • 27886919

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1551-7136

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.hfc.2016.07.011


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States