Journal Article

12. Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy: Surgical Approach

S. Bianchi, M. Gasparini, A. Marullo, R. Quaglione, G. Serafini, F. Sgreccia, C. Peraldo and A. Puglisi

in EP Europace

Published on behalf of European Heart Rhythm Association of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)

Volume 7, issue s3, pages S20-S20
Published in print October 2005 | ISSN: 1099-5129
Published online October 2005 | e-ISSN: 1532-2092 | DOI:
12. Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy: Surgical Approach

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The aim of the study was to evaluate effectiveness and long term benefit of CRT in patients undergone cardiac surgery enrolled in the InSync/InSync ICD Italian Registries (IIR).


952 patients enrolled were followed for 21±16 months: at implant a CS procedure was reported in clinical history of 168 (18%) patients (110 CABG, 67 valvular surgery, 10 other).


During follow-up, 153 pts (16%) died for any cause: 119 (15%) in no-CS group and 34 (20%) in CS group. All-cause mortality rate was 9 per 100 pts/year in no-CS and 13 in CS (p<0.05). Relative risk: 1.41 (95% CI 0.92 to 2.15; p=0.115) in CS group versus no-CS group.


CABG surgery represents an independent mortality risk factor in CRT therapy

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Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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