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Am J Cardiol. 2005 Apr 1;95(7):889-91.

Use of cardiac resynchronization therapy to optimize beta-blocker therapy in patients with heart failure and prolonged QRS duration.

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Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida, USA. arandjm@mail-cs.med.ufl.edu

Abstract

A retrospective analysis was performed on 52 patients with heart failure to determine the change in beta-blocker therapy after cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). After 6 months of CRT, the number of patients receiving beta-blocker therapy increased from 36 to 44, with improved clinical outcomes and larger beta-blocker doses, indicating that these 2 therapies may work together to improve outcomes by allowing the use of larger doses of beta blockers while correcting ventricular dyssynchrony.

PMID:
15781026
DOI:
10.1016/j.amjcard.2004.12.023
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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