Acute effects of intraoperative multisite ventricular pacing on left ventricular function and activation/contraction sequence in patients with depressed ventricular function.

@article{Saxon1998AcuteEO,
  title={Acute effects of intraoperative multisite ventricular pacing on left ventricular function and activation/contraction sequence in patients with depressed ventricular function.},
  author={Leslie Anne Saxon and Walter F. Kerwin and Michael K. Cahalan and Jonathan M. Kalman and Jeffrey E. Olgin and E Terence Foster and Nelson B. Schiller and Jerold S. Shinbane and Michael D. Lesh and Scott H Merrick},
  journal={Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology},
  year={1998},
  volume={9 1},
  pages={13-21}
}
INTRODUCTION We hypothesized that simultaneous right and left ventricular apical pacing would result in improvement in left ventricular function due to improved coordination of segmental ventricular contraction. Structural changes in ventricular muscle present in dilated cardiomyopathy compromise ventricular excitation and mechanical contraction. METHODS AND RESULTS Eleven patients with depressed left ventricular function having cardiac surgery underwent epicardial multisite pacing with… CONTINUE READING