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Resinchronization cardiac

María G Crespo Leiro, Manuel Jiménez-Navarro, Fernando Cabrera Bueno, Pedro L Sánchez
This article are summarizes the most relevant articles in the field of heart failure including epidemiology, diagnostic and therapeutic issues. Therapy includes drugs, cardiac resinchronization therapy, automatic implantable defibrillator, heart transplantation and cell therapy. Stem cell therapy is feasible and short term data indicates it is safe. However there are unresolved concerns on arrhythmias, restenosis and efficacy. At this point experts recommend that medium-sized randomized controlled trials, using surrogate endpoints, should be carried out to establish the efficacy and safety of this form of treatment...
February 2007: Revista Española de Cardiología
Laura Leticia Rodríguez Chávez
In the last ten years the technology in Electrophysiology and Cardiac Parcing has advanced rapidly until the arrive of the implantable cardioverter defibrillator for the prevention of Sudden Death and also to the three chamber pacing for ventricular resinchronization as a treatment for advanced heart failure. In the middle of these we have dual chamber pacemakers. The increasing expectative of life worldwide gives the need and more frequency of implanting dual chamber pacemakers with the exception of the patient with chronic atrial fibrillation...
April 2006: Archivos de Cardiología de México
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