Optimizing lead placement for pacing in dyssynchronous heart failure: The patient in the lead
SourceHeart Rhythm, 18, 6, (2021), pp. 1024-1032
Article / Letter to editor
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SubjectRadboudumc 16: Vascular damage RIHS: Radboud Institute for Health Sciences
Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) greatly reduces morbidity and mortality in patients with dyssynchronous heart failure. However, despite tremendous efforts, response has been variable and can be further improved. Although optimizing left ventricular lead placement (LVLP) is arguably the cornerstone of CRT, the procedure of LVLP using the transvenous approach has remained largely unchanged for more than 2 decades. Improvements have been developed using scar location and electrical and/or mechanical mapping, and interest in conduction system pacing as an alternative to biventricular pacing has emerged recently. Conduction system pacing is promising but may not be suitable for all patients with dyssynchronous heart failure. This review underscores the importance of a patient-tailored approach and discusses the potential applications of both conduction system pacing and targeted biventricular CRT.
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