Targeted leads in CRT improve outcomes

Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta member and cardiac electrophysiologist Dr. Derek Exner, Associate Professor in the Department of Cardiac Sciences, recently reported on the Investigating Nonresponse to Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (INCREMENTAL) study, of which he is Principal Investigator. His report was picked up by “Doctor’s Guide”.

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Excerpt from Doctor’s Guide article:

Targeted placement of the left-ventricular (LV) lead in cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) improves outcome, including survival, in patients with ischaemic cardiomyopathy, according to results of a study presented at the 2009 Canadian Cardiovascular Congress (CCC).
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“The closer one can get the lead to the target site, the better the mechanical remodelling,” reported Derek Exner, MD, MPH, Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, speaking here on October 28.

To read the full article including more details of the study results, click here

A related article was also published by The Heart dot Org here (you’ll need to be a member to read it)

To see other blog posts about Dr. Exner, click here

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