Patients with reduced ejection fraction are often suffering of asynchronous contraction with a loss of mechanical efficiency.This reflects on the general conditions of the patient and his life style. Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT) can correct the cardiac asynchrony by pacing the left ventricle, both ventricles and also the right atrium if necessary, through the implantation of a biventricular pacemaker. The expected results are: increased stroke volume/EF, reduction of the mitral regurgitation and left ventricle pressure slope rising (dP/dt).
Role of ultrasound echocardiography can be very useful in the different phases of CRT: pre-CRT for patient’s selection, during CRT for optimal lead placement, post-CRT for pacemaker setting and for evaluation of CRT effects.
Patients’ selection is a very important phase because the responses to the CRT can be different. Ultrasound can be helpful to predict the results.
Esaote ultrasound systems and the Advanced Cardiac Package have all the features to support all the CRT phases, including an accurate follow-up of the patient.
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