Why the Authors Use Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy with Defibrillators.

Journal Article (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

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1551-7136

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.hfc.2016.07.011


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States