Cardiac resynchronization therapy and training in heart failure: A perfect marriage?

Exercise training is a well-established therapy for heart failure (HF) patients recommended in the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) HF guidelines [1]. The last Cochrane Library Review about “Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation for adults with heart failure” underlined the important benefits of exercise-based rehabilitation that include a reduction in the risk of overall hospital admissions in the short term, as well as a potential improvement of all-cause mortality in the long te rm (>12 months follow up) [2].
Source: International Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research

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A pacemaker-like device restored heart function in a group of cancer survivors — mostly women with breast cancer — who had suffered from heart failure as a result of chemotherapy, a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reports.
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Source Type: news
(University of Rochester Medical Center) A pacemaker-like device restored heart function in a group of cancer survivors -- mostly women with breast cancer -- who had suffered from heart failure as a result of chemotherapy treatment, a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reports.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
This article includes also recently announced findings on the TRANSITION study which revealed that HFrEF therapy with ARNI might be safely initiated after an acute decompensated heart failure episode, including patients with heart failure de novo and ACEI/ARB na ïve, both hospitalised or shortly after discharge, in contrary to the PARADIGM-HF trial, where patients had to be administered a stable dose of an ACEI/ARB equivalent to enalapril 10 mg a day for at least 4 weeks before the screening.
Source: Heart Failure Reviews - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
ConclusionPosture and exercise have a smaller effect on AV timing compared with atrial pacing. However, individualized optimization and dynamic rate related changes may be needed to maintain optimal fusion with left ventricular (LV) stimulation.
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: The first European Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT) Survey, conducted in 2008-2009, showed considerable variations in guideline adherence and implantation practice. A second prospective survey (CRT Survey II) was then performed to describe contemporary clinical practice regarding CRT among 42 European countries. AIM: To compare the characteristics of French CRT recipients with the overall European population of CRT Survey II. METHODS: Demographic and procedural data from French centres recruiting all consecutive patients undergoing either de novo CRT implantation or an upgrade...
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Arch Cardiovasc Dis Source Type: research
This study included 36 patients. At rest, AV intervals changed minimally with posture. With atrial pacing, AV interval immediately increased compared with sinus rhythm, with ARV slopes being 8.1 ±7.7, 8.8±13.4 and 6.8±6.5 milliseconds per beat per minute (ms/bpm) and ALV slopes being 8.2±7.7, 9.1±12.8, and 7.0±6.5 ms/bpm for supine, standing and sitting positions, respectively. As paced heart rate increased, ARV and ALV intervals increased more gradually with similar trends. Intervent ricular conduction times changed
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ‐ CLINICAL Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Reactive ATP successfully and safely reduced AF burden, and was associated with a lower incidence of HF hospitalization in patients implanted with CRT devices. PMID: 31672258 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: J Cardiol Source Type: research
This study investigated the clinical effect of the aCRT algorithm, especially in mildly wide QRS (120≤QRS
Source: Circulation Journal - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Circ J Source Type: research
Heart failure (HF) is a complicated syndrome, and despite advances in medical and device-based therapies in the last three decades, the 5-year mortality of patients with HF remains around 50%.1 Increasingly, patients with HF are implanted with implantable cardioverter defibrillators or cardiac resynchronization therapy devices that possess the capability of measuring many diagnostic parameters.
Source: Journal of Cardiac Failure - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
An implantable neuromodulation device was approved for symptom improvement in patients with advanced heart failure who aren ’t eligible for cardiac resynchronization therapy. Heart failure is the fourth leading cause of death attributable to cardiovascular disease, affecting 5.7 million people in the United States.
Source: JAMA - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
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