Doppler myocardial imaging in patients with heart failure receiving biventricular pacing treatment.

@article{Ansalone2001DopplerMI,
  title={Doppler myocardial imaging in patients with heart failure receiving biventricular pacing treatment.},
  author={Gerardo Ansalone and Paride Giannantoni and Renato Ricci and Paolo Trambaiolo and Anna Laurenti and Francesco Fedele and Massimo Santini},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={2001},
  volume={142 5},
  pages={881-96}
}
BACKGROUND In patients with heart failure, biventricular pacing (BIV) improves left ventricular (LV) performance by counteracting LV unsynchronized contraction caused by the presence of left bundle branch block (LBBB). However, no data are yet available on regional long-axis function in patients with LBBB or on BIV effectiveness in improving such a function in patients with heart failure and LBBB. METHODS AND RESULTS We studied with standard 2D echocardiography and tissue Doppler imaging (TDI… CONTINUE READING