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Minerva Cardioangiologica 2017 Aug 31

DOI: 10.23736/S0026-4725.17.04476-0


language: English

An handbook for the clinical cardiologist about CRT/ICD. A pratical guide about how to survive during an on call shift

Fabiana LUCÀ 1 , Emilia BISCOTTINI 2, Laura CIPOLLETTA 3, Marco MARINI 3, Giorgio CARETTA 4, Alberto LAVORGNA 5, Fabio VAGNARELLI 3, Stefania A. DI FUSCO 6, Vincenza PROCACCINI 7, Letizia RIVA 8, Gabriele VIANELLO 9, Renata DE MARIA 10, Achille GIARDINA 11, Michele M. GULIZIA 12

1 UTIC e Cardiologia Interventistica, Azienda Ospedaliera "Bianchi Melacrino Morelli", Reggio Calabria, Italy; 2 S.C. di Cardiologia-Emodinamica-UTIC, Ospedale S. Giovanni Battista, ASL Umbria, Foligno, Perugia, Italy 2; 3 Dipartimento di Scienze Cardiovascolari, Clinica di Cardiologia, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria, Ospedali Riuniti di Ancona, Ancona, Italy; 4 S.C. di Cardiologia-Emodinamica-UTIC, Dipartimento Emergenza e Accettazione, Ospedale S. Andrea, ASL 5, La Spezia, Italy; 5 Dipartimento Cardiovascolare, U.O.C. di Cardiologia e UTIC, P.O. “G. Mazzini”, Teramo, Italy; 6 UO Cardiologia e UTIC, P.O. San Filippo Neri, ASL Roma 1, Roma, Italy; 7 Cardiologia Interventistica e UTIC, Azienda Ospedaliera “G.Rummo”, Benevento, Italy; 8 UOC Cardiologia, Ospedale Maggiore, Azienda USL Bologna, Bologna, Italy; 9 U.O. Cardiologia-UTIC, Ospedale “Madonna della Navicella”, ASL 14 Chioggia, Verona, Italy; 10 Dipartimento Cardiologico De Gasperis, Istituto di Fisiologia Clinica del C.N.R., Ospedale Niguarda Ca’ Granda, Milano, Italy; 11 U.O. Cardiologia, Azienda Ospedaliera Giuseppe Brotzu, Cagliari, Italy; 12 UOC Cardiologia, Ospedale Garibaldi-Nesima, Catania, Italy


INTRODUCTION: Cardiac Resynchronization Therapies (CRTs) have been demonstrated to improve the clinical management and prognosis of selected patients with heart failure.
EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: CRT devices include both CRT Pacemakers (CRT-P) and CRT defibrillators (CRT-D), with the latter being used to treat life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias.
EVIDENCE SYNTHESIS: A significant advantage of CRTs is the ability to monitor several vital parameters which, thanks to advanced technology, may be remotely assessed. Personalized programming options allow patients to receive the maximum benefit from these treatments.
CONCLUSIONS: In this review we report the main diagnostic and therapeutic algorithms used in clinical practice.

KEY WORDS: CRT - ICD - Heart Failure - HF monitoring system - Ventricular Arrhythmias

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Article first published online: August 31, 2017
Manuscript accepted: August 30, 2017
Manuscript received: July 19, 2017

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Lucà F, Biscottini E, Cipolletta L, Marini M, Caretta G, Lavorgna A et al. An handbook for the clinical cardiologist about CRT/ICD. A pratical guide about how to survive during an on call shift. Minerva Cardioangiol 2017 Aug 31. DOI: 10.23736/S0026-4725.17.04476-0

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