Intracardiac flow analysis in cardiac resynchronization therapy: A new challenge?

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Summary of "Intracardiac flow analysis in cardiac resynchronization therapy: A new challenge?"

In the past years, assessment of cardiac function has become possible through the analysis of intracardiac flow dynamics, performed noninvasively using phase-contrast cardiac magnetic resonance and contrast and noncontrast ultrasound techniques. From 2013 to 2019, 9 echocardiographic investigations have considered 215 patients with cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) as a model for assessing flow dynamics within the left ventricle. Preliminary results have been reported about the acute hemodynamic effects of CRT and programming of the CRT device, showing the potential of an approach based on analysis of intracardiac flows. At present, there are only scarce data on the capability of intracardiac flow dynamics to predict LV remodeling after CRT and no information on clinical outcome prediction. Future investigations should be aimed at clarifying the mechanisms and impact of maladaptive intracardiac vortex dynamics on progressive LV remodeling as well as the prognostic meaning of implanted CRT device based on cardiac flow analysis.


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Name: Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.)
ISSN: 1540-8175


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