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Vol 70, No 9 (2012)
Invasive electrophysiology
Published online: 2012-09-20
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Do the guidelines always show us the ideal treatment of patients for cardiac resynchronisation therapy?

Zbigniew Orski, Dariusz Michałkiewicz, Krystian Krzyżanowski, Karol Makowski, Robert Ryczek
Kardiol Pol 2012;70(9):968-970.

open access

Vol 70, No 9 (2012)
Invasive electrophysiology
Published online: 2012-09-20
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

We present a case of 80-year-old man with chronic atrial fibrillation and heart failure with mildly depressed left ventricular ejection fraction who deteriorated after implantation of pacemaker to right ventricular apex. The patient improved when pacemaker was upgraded to resynchronisation therapy (CRT). The question is raised if CRT should have been implanted primarily.

Abstract

We present a case of 80-year-old man with chronic atrial fibrillation and heart failure with mildly depressed left ventricular ejection fraction who deteriorated after implantation of pacemaker to right ventricular apex. The patient improved when pacemaker was upgraded to resynchronisation therapy (CRT). The question is raised if CRT should have been implanted primarily.
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Keywords

resynchronisation therapy; heart failure; atrial fibrillation

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Title

Do the guidelines always show us the ideal treatment of patients for cardiac resynchronisation therapy?

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 70, No 9 (2012)

Pages

968-970

Published online

2012-09-20

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2012;70(9):968-970.

Keywords

resynchronisation therapy
heart failure
atrial fibrillation

Authors

Zbigniew Orski
Dariusz Michałkiewicz
Krystian Krzyżanowski
Karol Makowski
Robert Ryczek

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