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2011-12-19 11:47:03

Substantial improvements in symptoms and survival However, large-scale clinical trials have highlighted the beneficial effect of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) in the improvement of symptoms and reduction of mortality, and CRT is now recommended in the major European and American guidelines for the treatment and prevention of heart failure. Clinical trials, however, are performed in carefully selected subjects and their results are not always applicable to the general...

2011-12-07 14:33:30

Loyola physician co-authors study of devices donated to poor patients in India Many heart patients in India are too poor to afford pacemakers. But a study has found that removing pacemakers from deceased Americans, resterilizing the devices and implanting them in Indian patients "is very safe and effective." Dr. Gaurav Kulkarni of Loyola University Medical Center is a co-author of the study, published online ahead of print in the American Journal of Cardiology. Kulkarni helped conduct...


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