Chapter 8. Troubleshooting CRT Devices and Clinical Outcomes

  1. Kenneth A. Ellenbogen MD2 and
  2. Angelo Auricchio MD, PhD Director3
  1. Dusan Kocovic MD Chief of Electrophysiology

Published Online: 26 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303452.ch8

Pacing to Support the Failing Heart

Pacing to Support the Failing Heart

How to Cite

Kocovic, D. (2009) Troubleshooting CRT Devices and Clinical Outcomes, in Pacing to Support the Failing Heart (eds K. A. Ellenbogen and A. Auricchio), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303452.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Kontos Professor of Cardiology, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA, USA

  2. 3

    Heart Failure Service, Fondazione Cardiocentro Ticino, Lugano, Switzerland

Author Information

  1. Lankenau Hospital, Main Line Health, Lankenau Medical Center, Wynnewood, PA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 5 DEC 2008

Book Series:

  1. The AHA Clinical Series

Book Series Editors:

  1. Elliott Antman

Series Editor Information

  1. Samuel A. Levine Cardiac Unit, Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405175340

Online ISBN: 9781444303452

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • ventricular dyssynchrony - abnormal pattern of ventricular contraction;
  • atrial-synchronized biventricular pacing;
  • trouble shooting CRT devices;
  • failing resynchronization and causes for failure (nonresponders);
  • absence of dyssynchrony at baseline;
  • PROSPECT (PRedictors Of reSPonse to CrT) trial;
  • Dual Chamber and VVI Implantable Defibrillator (DAVID) trial;
  • abnormal device function (inappropriate pacing and sensing function)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Key Points

  • Introduction

  • Defining clinical outcomes after implantation of resynchronization device

  • Defining failing resynchronization and causes for failure (nonresponders)

  • Absence of dyssynchrony at the baseline

  • Dyssynchrony present at the baseline but not corrected at implantation-Normal device function

  • References