Navigation Links
The benefits of cardiac resynchronisation therapy in heart failure
Date:12/18/2011

However, large-scale clinical trials have highlighted the beneficial effect of cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) in the improvement of symptoms and reduction of mortality, and CRT is now recommended in the major European and American guidelines for the treatment and prevention of heart failure.(1)

Clinical trials, however, are performed in carefully selected subjects and their results are not always applicable to the general population. Large-scale registries or surveys, on the other hand, capture data from a much more heterogeneous population and are closer to everyday clinical practice (although the applicability of the sample may be a concern).

Now, the European CRT Survey, whose follow-up results are published today in the European Journal of Heart Failure, suggests that CRT does indeed reduce rates of death and re-hospitalisation among heart failure patients.(2) Indeed, at one-year follow-up most patients who had received a CRT device considered their symptoms were better than their pre-implant assessment.(3)

The survey - a joint initiative of the Heart Failure Association and European Heart Rhythm Association of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) - gathered information on more than 2000 patients at 141 centres in 13 European countries. Its aim was to assess the effect of CRT on symptom severity, cardiovascular re-hospitalisation, and survival. The study population included subjects poorly represented in clinical trials but commonly admitted as heart failure patients - including the very elderly, those with atrial fibrillation, and those previously treated with a pacemaker or other cardiac device.

Analysis of the survey data showed that at, one year (average) follow-up, 81% reported a self-assessed improvement in their symptoms (with 16% no change and 4% a deterioration).

The survey also found that almost 25% of the subjects had died or been re-hospitalised within the 12-month follow-up period. This poor outcome (who
'/>"/>

Contact: ESC Press Office
press@escardio.org
33-049-294-8627
European Society of Cardiology
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Publicly releasing inspection data on meat processing facilities could have substantial benefits
2. Does Psoriasis Thwart the Benefits of Good Cholesterol?
3. Kessler Foundation reports benefits of behavioral technique for cognitive rehabilitation in MS
4. Cooking Class Benefits Kids in Many Ways
5. Quality of life benefits of transcatheter aortic valve replacement differ by access site
6. Benefits of nut consumption for people with abdominal obesity, high blood sugar, high blood pressure
7. Increased use of bikes for commuting offers economic, health benefits
8. Glaucoma Experts Eye Benefits of Exercise
9. Religious, spiritual support benefits men and women facing chronic illness, MU study finds
10. USDA research demonstrates new breeds of broccoli remain packed with health benefits
11. BMC pediatricians find increase in SNAP benefits associated with healthier children
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/30/2014)... ... ... ... , UCLA researchers interviewed people with diverticulitis and confirmed that many suffer psychological and physical ... Life Research , a UCLA team led by Dr. Brennan Spiegel interviewed patients in great detail about the symptoms they experience weeks, ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... July 30, 2014 The Ehlers-Danlos National ... of Directors. Sandra Aiken Chack will serve as chair. ... the EDNF 2014 Annual Learning Conference in Houston, Texas ... an ambitious agenda ahead of us. From the rollout ... Research at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center to our ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... 30, 2014 LTC Consumer, an independent, free ... care insurance, features an Instant Quote tool on its website, ... of LTC Consumer. Quotes are free and unlimited. , The ... only seven areas – including age, gender, and state of ... seconds (you don’t need to enter any contact information to ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) ... Cochran (R-MS) and Roger Wicker (R-MS) for their ... under Medicare, Medicaid and Federal Communications Commission programs. ... introduced the Telehealth Enhancement Act as S. 2662, ... 3306, introduced by Rep. Gregg Harper (R-MS) which ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... OR (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 ... evaluating the quality of care that their practitioners ... CEO, Mr. Andrew Rowe, discussed the importance of ... to improve physician performance and quality of care. ... effective practitioner evaluation, Mr. Rowe elaborated on setting ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Diverticulitis patients reveal psychological, physical symptoms long after acute attacks 2Health News:Diverticulitis patients reveal psychological, physical symptoms long after acute attacks 3Health News:Ehlers-Danlos National Foundation Announces New Leadership 2Health News:LTC Consumer Launches Online Tool for Getting Instant Long Term Care Insurance Estimates 2Health News:ATA Applauds Senators’ Push for Federal Telemedicine Improvements 2Health News:AllMed Webinar Helps Hospitals Optimize Practitioner Evaluations in Peer Review 2Health News:AllMed Webinar Helps Hospitals Optimize Practitioner Evaluations in Peer Review 3
... PRUSSIA, Pa., July 17 Universal,Health Services, Inc. (NYSE: ... voted to pay a cash dividend of $0.08 per ... of September 2, 2008., Universal Health Services, Inc. ... its subsidiaries, acute care and behavioral,health hospitals, and ambulatory ...
... MX Grand Prix, CAPE TOWN, South Africa, July ... Corporation headquartered in,Cape Town, South Africa, and the distributor ... prevent potentially devastating motor sport,injuries to the cervical spine ... Sponsor to the South African Leg of the 2008 ...
... July 16, 2008 Galderma Pharma S.A., a ... that Japan,s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has ... for acne vulgaris in Japan. The drug will be ... arm of Galderma, and strategic alliance partner Shionogi. , ...
... help those at risk of obesity or with high ... babies ready to graduate from breast milk or formula ... they receive whole milk, instead of reduced-fat or fat-free ... of Pediatrics (AAP) now advise parents of toddlers who ...
... and Equipment to Young Patients and Helps ... Raise Money for Make-A-Wish Foundation, PITTSBURGH, ... train-themed "JR" autonomous mobile robot to children,s,hospitals across the country ... Foundation for each JR TUG that is deployed. The JR ...
... July 17 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mindray,Medical International Limited (NYSE: ... of medical devices worldwide has announced today that ... products as well as,unveil three new units and ... Chemistry (AACC) conference. The conference will be attended,by ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Leatt Corporation To Sponsor 2008 South African Motocross Grand Prix 2Health News:Leatt Corporation To Sponsor 2008 South African Motocross Grand Prix 3Health News:Galderma announces approval for Differin gel 0.1 percent in Japan 2Health News:Low-Fat Milk OK for Some Toddlers 2Health News:Aethon's Train-Themed Delivery Robot Available To Children's Hospitals Nationwide 2Health News:Mindray to Unveil Three New Products and Reagents at AACC Annual Meeting 2Health News:Mindray to Unveil Three New Products and Reagents at AACC Annual Meeting 3
(Date:7/30/2014)... DALLAS , July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ... on Global and Chinese Heparin sodium (CAS 9041-08-1) ... reviews the basic information of Heparin sodium (CAS ... application and manufacturing technology. The report then explores ... (CAS 9041-08-1) & calcium (CAS 37270-89-6) listing their ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... July 30, 2014   Medical Equipment Solutions, Corp. ... awarded a Department of Defense (US Army) contract valued ... a mobile MRI diagnostic machine and technical support staffing. ... through the Small Business Administration (SBA), Medical Equipment is ... with the latest medical diagnostic equipment. The SBA 8-A ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... July 30, 2014   Epic Sciences, Inc. ... designs and develops novel diagnostics to personalize and ... today the completion of a $30 million Series ... investors RusnanoMedInvest (RMI) and Arcus Ventures, existing investors ... Investments, as well as undisclosed individual investors. With ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Heparin Sodium & Calcium Industry for Global and Chinese Markets Forecast to 2019 2Heparin Sodium & Calcium Industry for Global and Chinese Markets Forecast to 2019 3Heparin Sodium & Calcium Industry for Global and Chinese Markets Forecast to 2019 4Heparin Sodium & Calcium Industry for Global and Chinese Markets Forecast to 2019 5Medical Equipment Solutions Corp. Awarded $2 Million contract To Service DoD 2Epic Sciences Announces Series C Financing to Advance Essential Cancer Diagnostics for Personalized Medicine 2Epic Sciences Announces Series C Financing to Advance Essential Cancer Diagnostics for Personalized Medicine 3
... China, April 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- At the invitation ... of Sichuan University, Mr.Vishnu Chaturvedi, the expert from the New York ... Medical College, USA, and also the Editor in Chief ... lecture to the faculty and the students of the ...
... that they have received FDA clearance to market the ... i-Lipo is the first direct skin contact laser ... receive FDA clearance for circumferential reduction. Based on results ... volunteers, the FDA found that over 70% of participants ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Chromogenex Receives FDA Clearance for Circumferential Reduction for i-Lipo Body Contouring System 2Chromogenex Receives FDA Clearance for Circumferential Reduction for i-Lipo Body Contouring System 3
... AEM Laparoscopic Instruments incorporate a layered design ... shielded and monitored to prevent stray electrosurgical ... caused by insulation failure or capacitive coupling; ... shield built into all AEM Instruments provides ...
... Instruments incorporate a layered design unique in ... monitored to prevent stray electrosurgical burns along ... insulation failure or capacitive coupling; a well-documented ... into all AEM Instruments provides a neutral ...
SOLOS Endoscopy shares your commitment to provide every patient with the highest quality care available through our ongoing research and development of advanced surgical instruments and diagnostic so...
SOLOS Endoscopy shares your commitment to provide every patient with the highest quality care available through our ongoing research and development of advanced surgical instruments and diagnostic so...
Medicine Products: