A new device therapy for heart failure treatment - Cardiac resynchronization therapy

Chih Chieh Yu, Jiunn Lee Lin, Ling Ping Lai

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Abstract

Congestive heart failure is a major burden in modern society. Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) improves cardiac function by allowing the ventricle to contract in a synchronized mode. By breaking the vicious cycle of heart failure, CRT reverses cardiac remodeling and therefore increases heart contractility. Not only does CRT improve the symptoms of heart failure, but it also prolongs the survival of heart failure patients, as shown in clinical trials. All physicians, including primary care physicians, should know this new therapeutic option and be familiar with the related issues.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-114
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Internal Medicine of Taiwan
Volume19
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Cardiac resynchronization therapy
  • Heart failure
  • Pacemaker

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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