Editor: Ignasi A. Camòs

Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy: An Established Pacing Therapy for Heart Failure and Mechanical Dyssynchrony

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ISBN: 978-1-60805-655-2 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-030-7 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2011
DOI: 10.2174/97816080503071110101


In recent decades, the prevalence of heart failure has steadily increased and can be considered a contemporary cardiovascular epidemic. Therefore, treatment of heart failure is a primary focus of cardiovascular disease management strategies. Cardiac resynchronization therapy: an established pacing therapy for heart failure and mechanical dyssynchrony provides basic knowledge about congestive heart failure and also covers the evolution of cardiac resynchronization therapy. State-of-the-art information and future directions of this therapeutic tool are explained. As cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is a new therapy which still undergoes rapid advancement, it is imperative to provide updates on key issues. These include technological advances, the unique role of imaging to assess mechanical dyssynchrony, troubleshooting, recent key clinical trials, and the incorporation of monitoring capabilities into CRT or CRT plus defibrillation devices. Cardiac resynchronization therapy is an exciting new option for a growing number of heart failure patients, but CRT systems present special challenges to clinicians, even those accustomed to working with pacemakers.


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Ignacio Garcia Bolao
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Ignasi Anguera Camós
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List of Contributors

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Ignasi Anguera Camos
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Epidemiology of Heart Failure: The Importance of Ventricular Dyssynchrony and Left Bundle Branch Block in Heart Failure Patients

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José González-Costello, Nicolás Manito Lorite, Josep Roca Elías
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Scientific Evidences Supporting the Benefits of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy: History of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

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Antonio Hernandez Madrid, Roberto Matia Frances, Concepcion Moro
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Echocardiographic Evaluation of Ventricular Dyssynchrony

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Adelina Doltra, Marta Sitges
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Indications of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Based on Clinical Guidelines

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Concepción Alonso-Martin, Nuria Rivas Gandara, Oscar Alcalde Rodríguez, Angel Moya Mitjans
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Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy with or Without Defibrillation Capabilities

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Aurelio Quesada, Javier Jimenez, Joaquin Osca, Victor Palanca
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Echocardiographic Evaluation during Follow-Up of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Patients

- Pp. 49-61 (13)
Adelina Doltra, Marta Sitges
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Programming and Follow-up of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Devices: Troubleshooting

- Pp. 62-82 (21)
Ignasi Anguera, Xavier Sabaté
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Novel Indications of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy: Patients in Atrial Fibrillation, with Narrow QRS Complex and in Functional Class II

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Ana Martin, Antonio Berruezo
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CRT Considered in Patients with Established Pacing Indication and in Patients with Right Bundle Branch Block

- Pp. 90-101 (12)
Ernesto Diaz Infante, Rocio Cozar Leon
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Sequential versus Simultaneous Biventricular Pacing and Biventricular versus Left Univentricular Pacing in Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

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Victor Bazan, Ermengol Valles, Jordi Bruguera-Cortada, Julio Marti-Almor
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Ignasi Anguera Camós
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