Dr. Jonathan Steinberg from Columbia University moderated the topic "Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy" with Drs. Andrew Epstein from the University of Pennsylvania and Angelo Auricchio from the Foundation Cardiocentro participating.
The discussion focused primarily on:
(1) the benefits, risks, and limitations of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT);
(2) the challenges of CRT compared with implantable cardioverter-defibrillator/pacemaker therapy;
(3) identification of the best candidates for CRT; and
(4) the incorporation of medical and device management.