Role of Left Ventricular Twist Mechanics in the Assessment of Cardiac Dyssynchrony in Heart Failure

Matteo Bertini, Partho P. Sengupta, Gaetano Nucifora, Victoria Delgado, Arnold C.T. Ng, Nina Ajmone Marsan, Miriam Shanks, Rutger R.J. van Bommel, Martin J. Schalij, Jagat Narula, Jeroen J. Bax

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Abstract

The authors discuss an incremental value of assessing left ventricular (LV) twist mechanics in patients with heart failure (HF) and its potential usefulness in characterizing response to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) and reversal of LV remodeling at 6 months follow-up. They also underscore a critical relationship between LV lead position and changes in LV twist after CRT, and suggest that the reversal of LV remodeling in HF patients following CRT primarily results from restoration of the global sequence of LV twist mechanics.

LanguageEnglish
Pages1425-1435
Number of pages11
JournalJACC: Cardiovascular Imaging
Volume2
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2009

Keywords

  • cardiac resynchronization therapy
  • heart failure
  • left ventricular twist

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Bertini, M., Sengupta, P. P., Nucifora, G., Delgado, V., Ng, A. C. T., Marsan, N. A., ... Bax, J. J. (2009). Role of Left Ventricular Twist Mechanics in the Assessment of Cardiac Dyssynchrony in Heart Failure. JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging, 2(12), 1425-1435. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcmg.2009.09.013