Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy: History, Present Status, and Future Directions Article

PMID: 25598725 Web of Science: 000420379500020

Cited authors

  • Jaffe, Leeor M.; Morin, Daniel P.


  • Background: Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is one of the most exciting recent advancements in heart failure (HF) treatment.; Methods: This review surveys the available literature regarding the effectiveness of CRT in treating patients with HF.; Results: By targeting ventricular dyssynchrony, CRT attempts to give the failing heart a mechanical advantage that can substantially improve both symptoms and mortality.; Conclusion: CRT results in short-term and long-term improvement in cardiac structure and function, often leading to enhanced quality of life and, for some patients, enhanced survival.

Publication date

  • 2014

Published in

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1524-5012

Start page

  • 596

End page

  • 607


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