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Determination of Left Ventricular Contractile Reserve by Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography To Predict the Response to CRT

  • Carmine Muto
  • Bernardino Tuccillo
Conference paper

Abstract

Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) has been shown to be a useful therapeutic option to improve the symptoms, functional capacity, and prognosis of patients with severe heart failure (HF). However, 20–30% of patients do not respond to this form of therapy, underscoring the need for additional selection criteria to identify potential responders. The aim of this study was to investigate the value of low-dose dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) to predict reverse remodeling after CRT.

Keywords

Ejection Fraction Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Left Ventricular Volume Severe Heart Failure 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Italia 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Carmine Muto
    • 1
  • Bernardino Tuccillo
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of CardiologyS. Maria di Loreto HospitalNaplesItaly

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