The Contribution of Echocardiography in Discerning Responders to Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

  • Stamatis Kapetanakis Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
Keywords: echocardiography, cardiac resynchronization therapy

Abstract

Cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) has been established as a therapeutic intervention in chronic heart failure and is proven to help improve symptoms, cardiac size and function as well as improve rehospitalisation and mortality. Current selection criteria for CRT are ECG based but there is mounting evidence that cardiac imaging may be a more accurate selection tool. This abstract examines some of the commonly used echocardiography techniques for quantifying left ventricular mechanical dyssynchrony to select potential responders to CRT.
Published
2012-08-25
Section
Editorial