Echocardiographic prediction of long-term response to biventricular pacemaker in severe heart failure.

@article{Ouz2002EchocardiographicPO,
  title={Echocardiographic prediction of long-term response to biventricular pacemaker in severe heart failure.},
  author={Enis Oğuz and Bahadir Dağdeviren and Tuba Bilsel and Osman Akdemir and Izzet Celal Erdinler and Ahmet Melih Akyol and Tanju Ulufer and Tuna Tezel and Kadir Gurkan},
  journal={European journal of heart failure},
  year={2002},
  volume={4 1},
  pages={83-90}
}
BACKGROUND Biventricular pacing substantially improves LV systolic function and symptom status in some patients with dilated cardiomyopathy. AIMS To assess whether the long-term benefit could be predicted from the echocardiographic parameters. METHODS AND RESULTS Sixteen patients with dilated cardiomyopathy who underwent atrio-biventricular pacemaker implantation were analyzed in two groups: the responders (n=11) were those with a symptomatic improvement of one or more NYHA functional class… CONTINUE READING