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European Heart Journal , Volume 23 (Abstract_Supplement) – Aug 1, 2002


Day 2 Sunday 1 September 2002 Downloaded from https://academic.oup.com/eurheartj/article-abstract/23/Abstract_Supplement/1/586433 by Ed 'DeepDyve' Gillespie user on 04 February 2018 Resynchronisation therapy in heart failure: are we doing any good? RESYNCHRONISATION THERAPY IN HEART FAILURE 79 Cardiac resynchronisation therapy — a cost effective treatment for cardiac failure ARE WE DOING ANY GOOD? L J. Dixon, G. Thompson, M. Harbinson, G. Murtagh, G. Richardson, E.W. Chew. Regional Cardiology Centre, Belfast City Hospital, Belfast, United 77 Sustained clinical efficacy of biventricular pacing in sinus Kingdom rhythm patients: 2 years follow-up from the MUSTIC study Health care costs for heart failure are substantial.lt is the leading medical cause C. Leclercq', C. Linde 2 , S. Cazeau 3 , L. Kappenberger 4 , R. Sutton 5 , of hospitilisation, accounting for 5% of acute admissions. Heart failure admis- C. Bailleu1 6 , C. Daubert' on behalf of MUSTIC Study Group. t University sions are lengthly,and readmission rates are high, with 20% of patients read- Hospital, Cardiology, Rennes, France; 2 Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm, mitted within 30 days, and 50% within 3 months. It consumes 2% of the Na- Sweden; 3 St Cloud, France; 'Lausanne, Switzerland; 'London, United tional Health Service budget. Hospital treatment constitutes 65-75% of these 6Le Plessis Robinson, France Kingdom; costs.Against this background of limited resources, and the need for alternative Background: Previous controlled and randomized studies have shown that treatment options, cardiac resynchronisation therapy has emerged. biventricular pacing improved short term (3 to 6 months) functional status in 30-50% of patients with cardiac failure are suitable for resynchronisation ther- patients with advanced heart failure, intraventricular conduction delay and left apy. 41 patients have received cardiac resynchronisation therapy in the Belfast ventricular systolic...
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