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J Zhejiang Univ Sci B. 2013 Aug;14(8):759-62. doi: 10.1631/jzus.BQICC710.

Application of CRT-D in a Marfan syndrome patient with chronic heart failure accompanied by ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation.

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Department of Cardiology, Hangzhou First People's Hospital, Hangzhou 310006, China. hjyuo@163.com

Abstract

Marfan syndrome is a systemic connective tissue disease that could affect the cardiovascular system and eventually lead to heart enlargement and heart failure with high mortality, mainly due to progressive heart failure and/or sudden cardiac death caused by malignant arrhythmia. Here we report that a patient received a cardiac resynchronization therapy-defibrillator (CRT-D) with a pre-monitor function for heart failure and experienced obvious improvements in his cardiac function. Postoperative follow-up showed that the patient had reduced morbidity and hospitalization for heart failure, and also experienced improved quality of life.

PMID:
23897797
PMCID:
PMC3735978
DOI:
10.1631/jzus.BQICC710
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