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Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

Jonathan Timperley, Paul Leeson, Andrew RJ Mitchell and Timothy Betts

in Pacemakers and ICDs

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ISBN: 9780198571322
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191725821 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780198571322.003.0013

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

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Background - Evidence base for CRT - Indications for CRT - Counselling, consent, and non-responders - Assessment of the patient for CRT - Echocardiographic assessment of patients prior to CRT - Alternative echo modalities - ICD or pacemaker? - CRT in atrial fibrillation - Implantation techniques - Implantation procedure: introduction - Right atrial and ventricular lead placement - LV lead placement: coronary sinus cannulation - Coronary sinus venography - LV lead selection - LV lead delivery - LV lead testing - Introducer catheter removal - Post-implant procedure and testing - Complications of CRT - CRT device programming - Troubleshooting in CRT - Long-term follow-up - Future developments in CRT

Chapter.  7096 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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