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Imaging cardiac resynchronization therapy


Abraham, T and Kass, D and Tonti, G and Tomassoni, GF and Abraham, WT and Bax, JJ and Marwick, TH, Imaging cardiac resynchronization therapy, JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging, 2, (4) pp. 486-497. ISSN 1936-878X (2009) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2009 Elsevier

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.jcmg.2009.01.005


Although a prognostic benefit has been shown from cardiac resynchronization therapy, questions are often directed toward the prediction of symptomatic or functional benefit. Recent multicenter trials have shown the pitfalls of current mechanical markers of left ventricular synchrony, but these negative trial results have not marked the conclusion of efforts to predict outcome. Potential new contributors to the assessment of mechanical synchrony include echocardiographic and magnetic resonance techniques for the assessment of myocardial deformation. Nonsynchrony markers that seem promising include assessment of the location and extent of myocardial scar and imaging of the coronary venous and phrenic nerve anatomy.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:heart failure, synchrony, LV dysfunction, echocardiography, cardiac magnetic resonance, computed tomography
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Cardiovascular medicine and haematology
Research Field:Cardiology (incl. cardiovascular diseases)
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Marwick, TH (Professor Tom Marwick)
ID Code:90809
Year Published:2009
Web of Science® Times Cited:23
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2014-04-24
Last Modified:2014-12-17

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