Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Cardiac resynchronization therapy for heart failure: underutilized

From the IMPROVE HF registry:

A total of 1,373 patients were eligible for CRT based on current guideline criteria, and 533 (38.8%) received a CRT device...

Despite being evidence based and guideline recommended, CRT is underutilized in eligible patients with significant variations associated with age, insurance, QRS duration, and geographic location of practices.

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