Left ventricular pacing minimizes diastolic ventricular interaction, allowing improved preload-dependent systolic performance

R A Bleasdale, M S Turner, C E Mumford, P Steendijk, V Paul, J V Tyberg, J A Morris-Thurgood, M P Frenneaux

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Left ventricular (LV) pacing improves hemodynamics in patients with heart failure. We hypothesized that at least part of this benefit occurs by minimization of external constraint to LV filling from ventricular interaction.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2395-2400
Number of pages6
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 19 Oct 2004


  • Aged
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Cardiac Pacing, Artificial
  • Cohort Studies
  • Diastole
  • Female
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Ventricles
  • Hemodynamics
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Models, Cardiovascular
  • Pressure
  • Systole

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