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Cardiac resynchronization therapy with or without defibrillator: experience from a high-volume Belgian implantation centre.

Authors
  • Verbrugge, Frederik H
  • De Vusser, Philippe
  • Rivero-Ayerza, Maximo
  • Van Herendael, Hugo
  • Rondelez, Koen
  • Dupont, Matthias
  • Vrolix, Mathias
  • Van Kerrebroeck, Christiaan
  • Verhaert, David
  • Vandervoort, Pieter
  • Mullens, Wilfried
Type
Published Article
Journal
Acta Cardiologica
Publisher
Informa UK (Taylor & Francis)
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2013
Volume
68
Issue
1
Pages
37–45
Identifiers
PMID: 23457908
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

With current guidelines applied to the Belgian reimbursement criteria and at physicians'discretion, patient selection for CRT-D/ CRT-P was appropriate, with similar reverse remodelling, functional capacity improvement and good clinical outcome in both groups. High-risk patients for malignant ventricular arrhythmia were more likely to receive CRT-D, although the yearly attributable risk remained 1.38% in CRT-P patients.

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