Poster session B Part 2: Cardiac resynchronization therapy


22–1 Abstract 24–17

Biventricular upgrading in patients with conventional pacing system and congestive heart failure: A tissue Doppler study

Giampiero Maglia1, Marco Vatrano1, Giuseppe Ciconte2, Cristina Nesta1, Angela Scozzafava1, Iemma Giuseppina1, Francesco Borrello1

1Cardiology-ICU, Ospedale Pugliese Ciaccio, Catanzaro, Italy

2Cardiology, Salute e Vità University, Milan, Italy

Background Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) in heart failure (HF) patients with pre-existing right ventricular (RV) pacing has become a routine in clinical practice; however, still persist uncertainties in selection criteria since even in this subpopulation the rate of non-responders seems to be high. The purpose of the present study was: 1) To assess whether tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) parameters might be considered predictor of efficacy in CRT upgrading in RV-paced patients 2) To determine the variations in LVEDP as measured with TDI parameters, before and after the CRT implant.


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