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CARDIAC RESYNCHRONIZATION THERAPY OF CHRONIC HEART FAILURE AS «BRIDGE» TO CARDIAC TRANSPLANTATION

By D. V. Shumakov and V. V. Slobodyanik

Abstract

<div class="page" title="Page 9"><div class="section"><div class="layoutArea"><div class="column"><p><span>Cardiac transplantation (CTX) remains the gold standard for treatment of terminal forms of heart failure. Nevertheless, all over the world shortage of donors and postoperative complications leads to search of alternative therapeutic strategy. Cardiac resynchronization therapy is discussed alternative CTX. Besides, now it is not clear, whether it is possible to prevent CRT CTX in long-term prospect. Thus, we aspired to estimate long-term clinical results in the big group of candidates to CTX which have received CRT-systems in Institute of Transplantation last years. In total 70 patients are operated, from them 5 patients in connection with condition deterioration heart transplantation has been executed. The received experience shows that at patients with left ventricular dissinhroni</span><span>с</span><span>ity, which are in a waiting list to heart transplantation, application of method CRT may to prevent or delay necessity for heart transplantation, or to become a link as «bridge» to transplantation. </span></p></div></div></div></div

Topics: ресинхронизирующая терапия, трансплантация сердца, Surgery, RD1-811
Publisher: Federal Research Center of Transplantology and Artificial Organs named after V.I.Shumakov
Year: 2009
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:340cc607778541a292568ee968fae5e5
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