Impact of basal inferolateral scar burden determined by automatic analysis of 99mTc-MIBI myocardial perfusion SPECT on the long-term prognosis of cardiac resynchronization therapy.

@article{Morishima2017ImpactOB,
  title={Impact of basal inferolateral scar burden determined by automatic analysis of 99mTc-MIBI myocardial perfusion SPECT on the long-term prognosis of cardiac resynchronization therapy.},
  author={Itsuro Morishima and Kenji Okumura and Hideyuki Tsuboi and Yasuhiro Morita and Kensuke Takagi and Ruka Yoshida and Hiroaki Nagai and Toshiro Tomomatsu and Yoshihiro Ikai and Kazushi Terada and Takahito Sone and Toyoaki Murohara},
  journal={Europace : European pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac electrophysiology : journal of the working groups on cardiac pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac cellular electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology},
  year={2017},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={573-580}
}
Aims Left-ventricular (LV) scarring may be associated with a poor response to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). The automatic analysis of myocardial perfusion single-photon emission computed tomography (MP-SPECT) may provide objective quantification of LV scarring. We investigated the impact of LV scarring determined by an automatic analysis of MP-SPECT on short-term LV volume response as well as long-term outcome. Methods and Results We studied consecutive 51 patients who were… CONTINUE READING