The amount and location of left ventricular (LV) mechanical dyssynchrony affects an individual’s ability to respond positively to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) [Bax et al JACC 2005]. By using high temporal resolution short-axis cines, it is possible to derive radial motion curves throughout the LV. These radial motion curves can be used to create maps showing dyssynchronous regions in patients enrolled for CRT.

The objective of this study was to characterize the size and location of areas of mechanical dyssynchrony in patients scheduled for CRT by comparing their radial wall motion curves to radial motion curves from normal subjects.

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Published in Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, v. 14 (Suppl. 1): P215.

© 2012 Suever et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

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

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