Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is an established treatment for patients with heart failure and left ventricular systolic dysfunction. For many years, cardiac mechanical dyssynchrony assessed by echocardiography has been considered as a key evaluation to characterize CRT candidates and predict CRT response. In current guidelines, however, CRT implant indications rely only on electrical dyssynchrony. The aim of this article was to clarify whether and how the evaluation of cardiac mechanical dyssynchrony should be performed today by echocardiography.

Echocardiographic evaluation of cardiac dyssynchrony: Does it still matter?

Mele, Donato
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;
Luisi, Giovanni Andrea
Secondo
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Malagù, Michele;Ferrari, Roberto
Penultimo
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Bertini, Matteo
Ultimo
2018

Abstract

Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is an established treatment for patients with heart failure and left ventricular systolic dysfunction. For many years, cardiac mechanical dyssynchrony assessed by echocardiography has been considered as a key evaluation to characterize CRT candidates and predict CRT response. In current guidelines, however, CRT implant indications rely only on electrical dyssynchrony. The aim of this article was to clarify whether and how the evaluation of cardiac mechanical dyssynchrony should be performed today by echocardiography.
Mele, Donato; Luisi, Giovanni Andrea; Malagù, Michele; Laterza, Anna; Ferrari, Roberto; Bertini, Matteo
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