The European cardiac resynchronization therapy survey

Kenneth Dickstein, Nigussie Bogale, Silvia Priori, Angelo Auricchio, John G. Cleland, Anselm Gitt, Tobias Limbourg, Cecilia Linde, Dirk J. Van Veldhuisen, Josep Brugada

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AimsThe European cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) survey is a joint initiative taken by the Heart Failure Association and the European Heart Rhythm Association of the European Society of Cardiology. The primary aim of this survey is to describe current European practice associated with CRT implantations.Methods and resultsA total of 140 centres from 13 European countries contributed data from consecutive patients successfully implanted with a CRT device with or without an ICD between November 2008 and June 2009. The total number of patients enrolled was 2438. The median age of the patients was 70 years (IQR 62-76) and 31 were ≥75 years. It was found that 78 were in NYHA functional class III or IV and 22 in I or II. The mean ejection fraction was 27 ± 8 and the mean QRS duration 157 ms ± 32. The QRS duration was

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2450-2460
Number of pages11
JournalEuropean Heart Journal
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2009


  • Cardiac resnchronization therapy (CRT)
  • European practice
  • Survey

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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