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Cardiac resynchronisation therapy for the treatment of heart failure: NICE technology appraisal guidance
  1. David Barnett,
  2. Seren Phillips,
  3. Carole Longson
  1. Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr D Barnett
    Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, Floor 4, RKCSB, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester LE2 7LX, UK; dbb1{at}


This NICE technology appraisal guidance on cardiac resynchronisation therapy provides additional treatment options for some of the groups of people covered in the earlier guidance on implantable cardioverter defibrillators.

  • CRT-D, cardiac resynchronisation therapy with a defibrillator device
  • CRT-P, cardiac resynchronisation therapy with a pacing device
  • ICD, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator
  • NYHA, New York Heart Association
  • QALY, quality-adjusted life year
  • RCT, randomised controlled trial
  • heart failure
  • cardiac resynchronisation therapy

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  • Competing interests: None declared.

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