Comparison of Echocardiographic and Electrocardiographic Mapping for Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy Optimisation.

Comparison of Echocardiographic and Electrocardiographic Mapping for Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy Optimisation. Cardiol Res Pract. 2019;2019:4351693 Authors: Pereira H, Jackson TA, Claridge S, Behar JM, Yao C, Sieniewicz B, Gould J, Porter B, Sidhu B, Gill J, Niederer S, Rinaldi CA Abstract Study hypothesis: We sought to investigate the association between echocardiographic optimisation and ventricular activation time in cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) patients, obtained through the use of electrocardiographic mapping (ECM). We hypothesised that echocardiographic optimisation of the pacing delay between the atrial and ventricular leads-atrioventricular delay (AVD)-and the delay between ventricular leads-interventricular pacing interval (VVD)-would correlate with reductions in ventricular activation time. Background: Optimisation of AVD and VVD may improve CRT patient outcome. Optimal delays are currently set based on echocardiographic indices; however, acute studies have found that reductions in bulk ventricular activation time correlate with improvements in acute haemodynamic performance. Materials and methods: Twenty-one patients with established CRT criteria were recruited. After implantation, patients underwent echo-guided optimisation of the AVD and VVD. During this procedure, the participants also underwent noninvasive ECM. ECM maps were constructed for each AVD and VVD. ECM maps were analysed offline. Total ventricular activ...
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