The role of echocardiography in predicting responders to cardiac resynchronization therapy.

BACKGROUND This multicenter prospective cohort study aimed to identify both ability of echocardiographic parameters to detect cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) volume responders and relation of these parameters with clinical outcomes. METHODS AND RESULTS CRT responder was defined as ≥ 15% reduction of left ventricular (LV) end-systolic volume at 6… CONTINUE READING