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Cardiac resynchronisation: a new approach to managing chronic heart failure

Publication date: Wednesday, 01 September 2010
Contributor(s): Professor Mike Kirby

Heart failure affects around three in every hundred people aged 65 to 74 years, and increases with age. About 40% of patients with heart failure will die within one year of diagnosis, underlining the need for prompt diagnosis and effective therapy. In this article we explore what goes wrong in heart failure, and how cardiac resynchronisation can help.

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Category: Editorial
Edition: Volume 7, Number 3, Jul-Aug-Sep 2010
Print edition page(s): 129-131
Contributor(s): Professor Mike Kirby

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