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Title: Cardiac resynchronization therapy with or without defibrillator: experience from a high-volume Belgian implantation centre
Authors: Mullens, Wilfried
Vandervoort, Pieter
Verbrugge, Frederik H.
Grieten, Lars
De Vusser, Philippe
Rivero-Ayerza, Maximo
Van Herendael, Hugo
Rondelez, Koen
Dupont, Matthias
Vrolix, Mathias
van Kerrebroeck, Christiaan
Verhaert, David
Issue Date: 2013
Citation: 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting Belgian Society of Cardiology 2013, Brussels, Belgium, January 31 - February 1, 2013
Abstract: Background: Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is an important treatment modality for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction and ventricular conduction delay. With stringent reimbursement criteria in an aging population, adding a defibrilator function to CRT remains a matter of debate. Our aim was to describe the experience of a high-volume Belgian implantation centre with CRT with/without defibrilator (CRT-D/P). Methods: Consecutive CRT patients (n=221), implanted between October 2008 and April 2011 in Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg (Genk), were screened. From 209 primo-implantations, 74 CRTD and 98 CRTP patients with complete follow up inside the centre were analysed. Results: Despite differences in baseline characteristics, both groups demonstrated similar reverse left ventricular remodelling, improvement in New York Heart Association functional class and maximal aerobic capacity.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/14989
Category: C2
Type: Conference Material
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