Comparison of left ventricular-biventricular pacing on ventricular synchrony, mitral regurgitation, and global left ventricular function in patients with severe chronic heart failure

Dragos Vinereanu, Rob Bleasdale, Mark Turner, Michael P Frenneaux, Alan G Fraser

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We compared the effects of left ventricular and biventricular pacing in 16 patients (15 men and 1 woman; aged 64 +/- 8 years) with severe heart failure by conventional and tissue Doppler echocardiography. Intraventricular synchrony, regional and global systolic function, diastolic function and filling time, and the severity of secondary mitral regurgitation were similar between left ventricular and biventricular pacing.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)519-521
Number of pages3
JournalThe American Journal of Cardiology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 15 Aug 2004


  • Aged
  • Diastole
  • Echocardiography
  • Echocardiography, Doppler
  • Female
  • Heart Failure
  • Hemodynamics
  • Humans
  • Image Processing, Computer-Assisted
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Mitral Valve Insufficiency
  • Myocardial Contraction
  • Pacemaker, Artificial
  • Systole
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Ventricular Dysfunction
  • Ventricular Function, Left

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