Study: Heart implant device reduces costs, extends lives

05/21/2004 | Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.)

A new heart implant device can help patients with late-stage heart failure spend less time in the hospital and live longer, according to a major new study. The device, called cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), synchronizes the heart's pumping action and although it is costly, its makers say the costs are justified by the reduced hospital time and health benefits.

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