In a meta-study that was published online in the journal Current Cardiology Reports, the connection between cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) and atrial fibrillation (AF) is still not completely clear. This analysis found that more studies are needed in order to confirm what some researchers view as a direct link between cardiac resynchronization and AF. This study was conducted by researchers at DCRI and Duke University.
CRT is a common treatment for patients suffering from heart failure; however, some previous studies have suggested that AF patients may benefit from it, as well. For now, though, researchers remain uncertain on how large an influence CRT has on patients with AF. That is why the researchers at DCRI and Duke decided to search for relevant information on the matter in the MEDLINE database.
After the researchers reviewed the information, they found that there is little information on CRT and AF, and that the little bit of information there was is observational in tone. They also found that while 10 of the studies they analyzed that suggested that CRT has a favorable impact on AF, it was a secondary analysis of a bigger clinical trial that showed no effect at all of CRT and new-onset AF. With that in mind, more studies will have to be conducted in order to confirm CRT’s effects on AF.
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