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The acute effects of cardiac resynchronization therapy on severity of mitral regurgitation in end-stage heart failure patients

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Author(s): Bagherzadeh AA | Tavakoli T | Moshkani Farahani M

Journal: Tehran University Medical Journal
ISSN 1683-1764

Volume: 69;
Issue: 5;
Start page: 279;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Biventricular pacing | cardiac resynchronization therapy | mitral regurgitation

ABSTRACT
"nBackground: Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) has proved as an efficient treatment in patients with end stage Heart failure. Previous studies showed the beneficial long term effects of CRT on the severity of mitral regurgitation (MR). The aim of this study was to evaluate acute effects of CRT on severity of MR."n "nMethods: This study was a double blind randomized trial performed from 1387 to 1388 in Imam Khomeini Hospital. Echocardiographic parameters including severity of MR were measured before and after CRT implantation with different echocardiographic methods."n "nResults: Patients had a significant improvement in severity of MR (14% Vs. 11% P

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