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Review Article
01 (
03
); 005-010
doi:
10.1055/s-0038-1656476

Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy in Women

Specialist cardiology, AMBER Clinics, Al Rigga, Dubai, UAE
Address for correspondence bksharada@yahoo.com
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Despite underrepresentation of women in cardiac resynchronization therapy studies, it has been conclusively shown that women demonstrate greater benefit than men in functional status, reverse cardiac remodeling, and survival and female gender remains an independent predictor of greater response to cardiac resynchronization therapy after adjustment for various other factors. Eligible female patients are less likely to receive this beneficial therapy and various performance enhancement initiatives can reduce this gender-based disparity with favorable outcomes.


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