Acute electrical and hemodynamic effects of multisite left ventricular pacing for cardiac resynchronization therapy in the dyssynchronous canine heart.

@article{Ploux2014AcuteEA,
  title={Acute electrical and hemodynamic effects of multisite left ventricular pacing for cardiac resynchronization therapy in the dyssynchronous canine heart.},
  author={Sylvain Ploux and Marc Strik and Arne van Hunnik and Lars B. van Middendorp and Marion Kuiper and Frits W. Prinzen},
  journal={Heart rhythm},
  year={2014},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={119-25}
}
BACKGROUND Multisite left ventricular (multi-LV) epicardial pacing has been proposed as an alternative to conventional single-site LV (single-LV) pacing to increase the efficacy of cardiac resynchronization therapy. OBJECTIVE To compare the effects of multi-LV versus single-LV pacing in dogs with left bundle branch block (LBBB). METHODS Studies were performed in 9 anaesthetized dogs with chronic LBBB using 7 LV epicardial electrodes. Each electrode was tested alone and in combination with 1… CONTINUE READING