Optimal use of echocardiography in cardiac resynchronisation therapy

Bleeker, Gabe B.; Cheuk-Man Yu; Nihoyannopoulos, Pefros; de Sutter, Johan; van de Veire, Nico; Holman, Eduard R.; Schalij, Martin J.; van der Wall, Ernst E.; Bax, Jeroen J.
November 2007
Heart;Nov2007, Vol. 93 Issue 11, p1339
Academic Journal
Echocardiography has several roles in patients with cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT). First, it can optimise selection of CRT candidates by demonstration of left ventricular (LV) dyssynchrony. Second, it can be used to assess immediate response to CRT, including detection of acute LV resynchronisation. Echocardiography is also useful to evaluate long-term benefit from CRT. Finally, echocardiography is important in optimisation of pacemaker settings, including AV and W optimisation.


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