Horizons and perspectives on the problem of non--responders to cardiac resynchronization therapy

Recenti Progressi in Medicina

6 February Feb 2017 one month ago
  • Pontone G

Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) has been shown as a successful strategy in the treatment of patients with heart failure and electrical dyssincrony. However, a significant proportion of implanted patients fails to respond sufficiently or in a predictable manner.

This brief review focus the problem of non responder to CRT, giving particular attention to the different variables that may play a role (comorbilities, improvement in the tecnology of device implantation, role of multimodality imaging and electrocardiographic parameters).

Reference

  • Carità P, Corrado E, Pontone G, Curnis A, Nogara A, Mignano A, Verdecchia M, Ciaramitaro G, Novo S, Coppola G. Horizons and perspectives on the problem of non--responders to cardiac resynchronization therapy. Recenti Prog Med 2017;108(1):18-26. Go to PubMed