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July 2, 2003

Cardiac Resynchronization for Progressive Heart Failure—Reply

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Letters Section Editor: Stephen J. Lurie, MD, PhD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2003;290(1):36-37. doi:10.1001/jama.290.1.36-a

To the Editor: In their meta-analysis, Dr Bradley and colleagues1 concluded that cardiac resynchronization reduces mortality from progressive heart failure in patients with symptomatic left ventricular dysfunction. We have several concerns, however, about their representation and interpretation of current data.

First, the review is incomplete because it failed to include at least 1 published randomized trial,2 in which no deaths occurred; excluded another3 without explanation; and only partially reported data in the public domain for a third.4

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