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

Introduction

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.

Contributors

Editor(s):
Ignasi A. Camòs
Bellvitge Hospital
Spain




Contributor(s):
Oscar Alcalde Rodríguez
Hospital Universitari de la Vall d’Hebron,
Barcelona
Spain


Concepción Alonso-Martin
Hospital Universitari de la Vall d’Hebron
Barcelona
Spain


Ignasi Anguera Camós
Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology Unit, Cardiology Department, Bellvitge Hospital
University of Barcelona, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat
Barcelona
Spain


Victor Bazán
Electrophysiology Unit, Hospital del Mar, IMAS
Barcelona
Spain


Antonio Berruezo
Cardiology Department
Thorax Institute, Hospital Clínic, University of Barcelona
Barcelona
Spain


Jordi Bruguera-Cortada
Electrophysiology Unit, Hospital del Mar, IMAS.
Barcelona
Spain


Rocío Cózar León
Arrhythmia Unit, Cardiology Department
Hospital Universitario Virgen Macarena
Seville
Spain


Ernesto Díaz Infante
Arrhythmia Unit, Cardiology Department
Seville
Spain


Adelina Doltra
Cardiology Department
Thorax Institute. Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona
Barcleona
Spain


José González-Costello
Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Unit, Department of Cardiology
Bellvitge Hospital, University of Barcelona, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat
Barcelona
Spain


Antonio Hernández Madrid
Arrhythmia Unit, Ramón y Cajal Hospital
Madrid
Spain


Javier Jiménez
Hospital General Universitario de Valencia
Spain


Nicolás Manito Loriten
Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Unit, Department of Cardiology
Bellvitge Hospital, University of Barcelona, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat
Barcelona
Spain


Julio Martí-Almor
Electrophysiology Unit, Hospital del Mar, IMAS
Barcelona
Spain


Ana Martín
Cardiology Department
Thorax Institute, Hospital Clínic, University of Barcelona
Barcelona
Spain


Roberto Matía Francés
Arrhythmia Unit, Ramón y Cajal Hospital
Madrid
Spain


Concepción Moro
Arrhythmia Unit, Ramón y Cajal Hospital
Madrid
Spain


Angel Moya Mitjans
Hospital Universitari de la Vall d’Hebron
Barcelona



Joaquín Osca
Hospital General Universitario de Valencia
Spain


Víctor Palanca
Hospital General Universitario de Valencia
Spain


Aurelio Quesada
Hospital General Universitario de Valencia
Spain


Nuria Rivas Gandara
Hospital Universitari de la Vall d’Hebron
Barcelona



Josep Roca Elías
Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Unit, Department of Cardiology
Bellvitge Hospital, University of Barcelona, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat
Barcelona
Spain


Marta Sitges
Cardiology Department
Thorax Institute, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona
Barcleona
Spain


Xavier Sabaté
Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology Unit, Cardiology Department
Bellvitge Hospital, University of Barcelona, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat
Barcelona
Spain


Ermengol Vallés
Electrophysiology Unit, Hospital del Mar, IMAS
Barcelona
Spain




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