Cardiac resynchronization therapy and the emerging role of echocardiography (part 2): the comprehensive examination.

@article{Agler2007CardiacRT,
  title={Cardiac resynchronization therapy and the emerging role of echocardiography (part 2): the comprehensive examination.},
  author={Deborah A. Agler and David Bruce Adams and Alan D. Waggoner},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography},
  year={2007},
  volume={20 1},
  pages={76-90}
}
Cardiac resynchronization therapy has been established as an adjunctive treatment for patients with severe left ventricular systolic dysfunction and medically refractory heart failure symptoms with a prolonged electrocardiographic QRS interval. Echocardiography has emerged as a useful method to evaluate patients who are considered for cardiac resynchronization therapy. This review outlines measurements of ventricular performance to be used in this patient population including echocardiographic… CONTINUE READING

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