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|Title: ||Cardiac resynchronization therapy with or without defibrillator: experience from a high-volume Belgian implantation centre|
|Authors: ||Mullens, Wilfried|
Verbrugge, Frederik H.
De Vusser, Philippe
Van Herendael, Hugo
van Kerrebroeck, Christiaan
|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.|
|Type: ||Conference Material|
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