Prevenzione della morte improvvisa nel paziente con insufficienza cardiaca: terapia di resincronizzazione cardiaca con o senza back-up di defibrillazione

Translated title of the contribution: Prevention of sudden death in patients with heart failure: Cardiac resynchronization therapy with or without back-up defibrillation

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The prevalence and incidence of heart failure are progressively increasing in both Europe and the United States. Despite many advances in diagnosis and therapy, morbidity and mortality remain high and long-term prognosis is still poor in most heart failure patients. The use of implantable devices, cardiac resynchronization therapy and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators plays a pivotal role in the treatment of heart failure. Cardiac resynchronization therapy improves survival and reduces cardiac mortality due to either sudden or nonsudden death. In clinical practice, patients with an indication for cardiac resynchronization therapy should be carefully evaluated in view of a potential concomitant indication for defibrillator implantation. The combination of the two therapies may have maximal beneficial effects on prognosis.

Original languageItalian
JournalGiornale Italiano di Cardiologia
Issue number10 SUPPL.1
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2010


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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