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The Scientific World JournalVolume 2013 2013, Article ID 837086, 6 pages

Review Article

Adult Cardiology Department, Prince Sultan Cardiac Centre PSCC, Prince Sultan Military Medical City, P.O. Box 27656, Riyadh 11427, Saudi Arabia

Adult Cardiology Department, Prince Salman Heart Center, King Fahad Medical City, P.O. Box 59046, Riyadh 11525, Saudi Arabia

Received 25 January 2013; Accepted 21 February 2013

Academic Editors: Y. Du and Y. Wang

Copyright © 2013 Yahya S. Al Hebaishi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Heart failure affects millions of patients all over the world, and its treatment is a major clinical challenge. Cardiac dyssynchrony is common among patients with advanced heart failure. Resynchronization therapy is a major advancement in heart failure management, but unfortunately not all patients respond to this therapy. Hence, many diagnostic tests have been used to predict the response and prognosis after cardiac resynchronization therapy. In this paper we summarize the usefulness of different diagnostic modalities with special emphasis on the role of surface electrocardiogram as a major predictor of response to cardiac resynchronization therapy.

Autor: Yahya S. Al Hebaishi, Halia Z. Al Shehri, and Abdulrahman M. Al Moghairi



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