Cardiac resynchronization therapy utilization for heart failure: findings from IMPROVE HF.

Journal Article (Clinical Trial;Journal Article)

BACKGROUND: Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) has established efficacy for patients with systolic heart failure (HF). Treatment rates and factors associated with CRT utilization among eligible patients in outpatient cardiology practices have not been well studied. METHODS: IMPROVE HF is a prospective cohort study designed to characterize current management of patients with chronic HF and left ventricular ejection fraction

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Curtis, AB; Yancy, CW; Albert, NM; Stough, WG; Gheorghiade, M; Heywood, JT; McBride, ML; Mehra, MR; Oconnor, CM; Reynolds, D; Walsh, MN; Fonarow, GC

Published Date

  • December 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 158 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 956 - 964

PubMed ID

  • 19958862

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1097-6744

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ahj.2009.10.011


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States