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- Received July 29, 2009
- Revision received September 28, 2009
- Accepted September 28, 2009
- Published online December 1, 2009.
- Matteo Bertini, MD⁎†,
- Partho P. Sengupta, MBBS, MD, DM‡,
- Gaetano Nucifora, MD⁎,
- Victoria Delgado, MD⁎,
- Arnold C.T. Ng, MBBS⁎,
- Nina Ajmone Marsan, MD⁎,
- Miriam Shanks, MD⁎,
- Rutger R.J. van Bommel, MD⁎,
- Martin J. Schalij, MD, PhD⁎,
- Jagat Narula, MD, PhD§ and
- Jeroen J. Bax, MD, PhD⁎⁎ ()
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Dr. Jeroen J. Bax, Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Albinusdreef 2, 2333 ZA Leiden, the Netherlands
The authors discuss an incremental value of assessing left ventricular (LV) twist mechanics in patients with heart failure (HF) and its potential usefulness in characterizing response to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) and reversal of LV remodeling at 6 months follow-up. They also underscore a critical relationship between LV lead position and changes in LV twist after CRT, and suggest that the reversal of LV remodeling in HF patients following CRT primarily results from restoration of the global sequence of LV twist mechanics.
Dr. Schalij received grants from Biotronik, Medtronic, and Boston Scientific. Dr. Bax received grants from Medtronic, Boston Scientific, Biotronik, St. Jude Medical, BMS Medical Imaging, Edwards Lifesciences, and GE Healthcare. H. William Strauss, MD, served as Guest Editor for this article.
- Received July 29, 2009.
- Revision received September 28, 2009.
- Accepted September 28, 2009.
- American College of Cardiology Foundation