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.
- Sze, E; Daubert, JP
- January 2017
Volume / Issue
- 13 / 1
Start / End Page
- 139 - 151
International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
- United States