Lucie Riedlbauchová

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OBJECTIVE Multidetector-row CT (MDCT) and contrast-enhanced echocardiography (CEE) are being increasingly used for assessment of left ventricular (LV) function. Excellent spatial and contrast resolution of MDCT allows this evaluation along with coronary angiography. CEE improves the accuracy of 2D echocardiography. Data on side-by-side comparison of both(More)
The goal of this study was to analyze total procedural and fluoroscopic time during initial experience with implantation of LV lead in a single center, and to assess the performance of electrophysiologically-guided approach for cannulation of the coronary sinus (CS) in a subsequent period. Over an initial period of 29 months, a total of 46 attempts to(More)
BACKGROUND The benefit of biventricular pacing (BiV) may be substantially affected by optimal lead placement. AIM To evaluate the importance of right ventricular (RV) lead positioning on clinical outcome of BiV. METHODS AND RESULTS A total of 99 patients with symptomatic heart failure and implantation of BiV system were included. Position of the(More)
BACKGROUND Decrease in neurohormonal activation during pharmacotherapy for chronic heart failure (CHF) is associated with haemodynamic and clinical improvement. We tested the hypothesis that changes in neurohormonal activation after initiation of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) predict its long-term clinical effect. METHODS The study group(More)
Restoration of the atrioventricular (AVD) and interventricular (VVD) delays increases the hemodynamic benefit conferred by biventricular (BiV) stimulation. This study compared the effects of different AVD and VVD on cardiac output (CO) during three stimulation modes: BiV-LV = left ventricle (LV) preceding right ventricle (RV) by 4 ms; BiV-RV = RV preceding(More)
INTRODUCTION Alcohol septal ablation and surgical myectomy represent accepted therapeutic options for treatment of symptomatic patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. Long-term experience with radiofrequency ablation of arrhythmogenic substrates raised a question if this technique might be effective for left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT)(More)
Acute hemodynamic studies suggest that resynchronization therapy using single-site left ventricular pacing (LVP) is equivalent to biventricular pacing (BIVP). The aim of this study was to assess the performance of LVP versus BIVP during exercise by means of stress echocardiography. A total of 28 patients (25 men and 3 women, mean age 60.9 +/- 8 years) with(More)
The right ventricular apex has been used as the traditional pacing site since the development of transvenous pacing in 1959. Some studies suggest that pacing the right ventricular apex may cause remodeling and is harmful. In the past decade, there have been a multitude of studies of the hemodynamic, electrophysiological, electrocardiographic, and clinical(More)
BACKGROUND Biventricular pacing (BiV) is employed as the current standard for cardiac resynchronisation therapy. Other pacing modalities have been proposed as alternatives; however, data on changes in electrical activation sequence caused by pacing from various sites are limited. AIM To describe changes in activation patterns during different ventricular(More)