Left ventricular (LV) mechanical dyssynchrony has been proposed as a parameter to select patients for cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) [Bax et al JACC 2005].Several recent studies have shown that placing the LV pacing lead in the most delayed regions yields a better response to CRT [Ansalone et al JACC 2002]. However, most imaging-based methods assess global LV dyssynchrony providing a single value for the entire LV. Regional maps of LV dyssynchrony are required for planning LV lead placement.

The objective of this study was to develop a method to create a map of regional left ventricular mechanical dyssynchrony based on short-axis SSFP cine images.

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Published in Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, v. 14 (Suppl. 1): W18.

© 2012 Suever et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

From 15th Annual SCMR Scientific Sessions (Orlando, FL, USA: 2-5 February 2012).

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