TITLE

Optimal use of echocardiography in cardiac resynchronisation therapy

AUTHOR(S)
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.
PUB. DATE
November 2007
SOURCE
Heart;Nov2007, Vol. 93 Issue 11, p1339
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
27441253

 

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