Newer Echocardiographic Techniques in Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

John Gorcsan, Bhupendar Tayal

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Abstract

Echocardiographic imaging plays a major role in patient selection for cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). One-third of patients do not respond; there is interest in advanced echocardiographic imaging to improve response. Current guidelines favor CRT for patients with electrocardiographic (ECG) QRS width of 150 milliseconds or greater and left bundle branch block. ECG criteria are imperfect; there is interest in advanced echocardiographic imaging to improve patient selection. This discussion focuses on newer echocardiographic methods to improve patient selection, improve delivery, and identify patients at risk for poor outcomes and serious ventricular arrhythmias.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-62
Number of pages10
JournalHeart Failure Clinics
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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