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Echocardiographic evaluation of patients with severe heart failure and impairment of intraventricular conduction following cardiac resynchronisation therapy

Anna Faran, Alicja Dąbrowska-Kugacka, Ewa Lewicka-Nowak, Sebastian Tybura, Bożena Zięba, Ludmiła Daniłowicz-Szymanowicz, Elżbieta Krzymińska-Stasiuk, Maciej Kempa, Katarzyna Kogut, Grzegorz Raczak
Kardiol Pol 2008;66(4):396-403.

open access

Vol 66, No 4 (2008)
Other
Published online: 2008-04-24
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract


Background: Echocardiographic examination is essential for clinical assessment of patients after cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT).
Aim:
To assess the benefit of CRT in patients with end-stage heart failure at long-term follow-up.
Methods:
28 patients with end-stage heart failure, NYHA class ≥III (II in patients with indications for implantable cardioverter defibrillator and echocardiographic signs of ventricular mechanical systolic dyssynchrony), left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) 120 ms and left bundle branch block morphology received a biventricular device. Standard colour Doppler echocardiography examination was performed at baseline, and then every 6 months, up to 2 years. Parameters of systolic and diastolic LV function, mitral insufficiency and right ventricular (RV) pressure were evaluated. Results: Following CRT, a statistically significant improvement of LV dimensions (p

Abstract


Background: Echocardiographic examination is essential for clinical assessment of patients after cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT).
Aim:
To assess the benefit of CRT in patients with end-stage heart failure at long-term follow-up.
Methods:
28 patients with end-stage heart failure, NYHA class ≥III (II in patients with indications for implantable cardioverter defibrillator and echocardiographic signs of ventricular mechanical systolic dyssynchrony), left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) 120 ms and left bundle branch block morphology received a biventricular device. Standard colour Doppler echocardiography examination was performed at baseline, and then every 6 months, up to 2 years. Parameters of systolic and diastolic LV function, mitral insufficiency and right ventricular (RV) pressure were evaluated. Results: Following CRT, a statistically significant improvement of LV dimensions (p
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Keywords

cardiac resynchronisation therapy; heart failure

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Title

Original aricle
Echocardiographic evaluation of patients with severe heart failure and impairment of intraventricular conduction following cardiac resynchronisation therapy

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 66, No 4 (2008)

Pages

396-403

Published online

2008-04-24

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2008;66(4):396-403.

Keywords

cardiac resynchronisation therapy
heart failure

Authors

Anna Faran
Alicja Dąbrowska-Kugacka
Ewa Lewicka-Nowak
Sebastian Tybura
Bożena Zięba
Ludmiła Daniłowicz-Szymanowicz
Elżbieta Krzymińska-Stasiuk
Maciej Kempa
Katarzyna Kogut
Grzegorz Raczak

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