Baseline aortic pre-ejection interval predicts reverse remodeling and clinical improvement after cardiac resynchronization therapy


Aksoy H., OKUTUCU S., AYTEMİR K., KAYA E. B., EVRANOS B., Kabakci G., ...More

CARDIOLOGY JOURNAL, vol.18, no.6, pp.639-647, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.5603/cj.2011.0027
  • Journal Name: CARDIOLOGY JOURNAL
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.639-647
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background: Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) has been shown to reduce heart failure-related morbidity and mortality. However, approximately one in three patients do not respond to CRT. The aim of the current study was to determine the parameter(s) which predict reverse remodeling and clinical improvement after CRT.