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Cardiology Management

Cardiac resynchronisation therapy reduces mortality in heart failure patients

2018 19 Dec

Approximately 6.5 million adults in the US are affected by heart failure. The prevalence of heart failure continues to increase.  Cardiac resynchronisation therapy, when used in appropriately selected heart failure patients, can help improve left ventricular function, improve quality of life and reduce mortality and hospitalisation.  CRT... Read more

Cardiology Management

Cardiac Resynchronisation’s Gender Bias

2014 24 Jun

Biventricular pacing, also known as cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT), is used to improve cardiac rhythm in heart failure patients. Ultimately, CRT can lower the number of hospitalisations and the risk of death in such patients. A new study in JAMA Internal Medicine reveals that women may benefit more than men from CRT-D, in which CRT is combined... Read more