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Do patients with heart failure and right bundle branch block need biventricular pacing? A case of significant QRS narrowing by right ventricular pacing alone.
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PMID:  25464987     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We report the case of a 56-year-old male with ischemic cardiomyopathy, severe left ventricular dysfunction and right bundle branch block (RBBB) with a wide QRS duration (180ms) who received dual-chamber implantable cardioverter-defibrillator for primary prevention of sudden death. After having placed the right ventricular lead in the middle of the inter-ventricular septum, a significant narrowing of QRS duration was observed, thus obtaining "de facto" a cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). This type of cardiac pacing could be an alternative to conventional CRT with left ventricular pacing in patients with wide QRS due to RBBB. The long-term effects of this RV only pacing strategy with ICD in patients with heart failure yet remain to be determined.
Authors:
Pasquale Crea; Giuseppe Andò; Domenico Zagari; Antonio Giordano; Giuseppe Picciolo; Giuseppe Oreto
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-10-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of electrocardiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-8430     ISO Abbreviation:  J Electrocardiol     Publication Date:  2014 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-12-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-12-4    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0153605     Medline TA:  J Electrocardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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