Heart Beat: September 2013

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REVISED HEART FAILURE GUIDELINES CALL FOR EARLIER THERAPIESAmong the highlights in the new American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association guidelines for the treatment of heart failure are recommendations for earlier uses of certain devices and drug therapies. For example, the guidelines call for extension of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) device use to patients with mild-to-moderate heart failure. CRT devices have traditionally been recommended for more serious cases of heart failure.
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