CARDIAC RESYNCHRONIZATION THERAPY OF CHRONIC HEART FAILURE AS «BRIDGE» TO CARDIAC TRANSPLANTATION

Vestnik Transplantologii i Iskusstvennyh Organov. 2009;11(4):7-12 DOI 10.15825/1995-1191-2009-4-7-12

 

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Journal Title: Vestnik Transplantologii i Iskusstvennyh Organov

ISSN: 1995-1191 (Print)

Publisher: Federal Research Center of Transplantology and Artificial Organs named after V.I.Shumakov

Society/Institution: All-Russian public organisation of transplantologists "Russian transplantological society"

LCC Subject Category: Medicine: Surgery

Country of publisher: Russian Federation

Language of fulltext: Russian

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AUTHORS

D. V. Shumakov (Academician V.I. Shumakov Federal Research Center of Transplantology and Artificial Organs, Moscow)
V. V. Slobodyanik (Academician V.I. Shumakov Federal Research Center of Transplantology and Artificial Organs, Moscow)

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Time From Submission to Publication: 12 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

Cardiac transplantation (CTX) remains the gold standard for treatment of terminal forms of heart failure. Nevertheless, all over the world shortage of donors and postoperative complications leads to search of alternative therapeutic strategy. Cardiac resynchronization therapy is discussed alternative CTX. Besides, now it is not clear, whether it is possible to prevent CRT CTX in long-term prospect. Thus, we aspired to estimate long-term clinical results in the big group of candidates to CTX which have received CRT-systems in Institute of Transplantation last years. In total 70 patients are operated, from them 5 patients in connection with condition deterioration heart transplantation has been executed. The received experience shows that at patients with left ventricular dissinhroniсity, which are in a waiting list to heart transplantation, application of method CRT may to prevent or delay necessity for heart transplantation, or to become a link as «bridge» to transplantation.