Published in Cardiovascular Business Week, August 22nd, 2006
According to a study from Italy, "Atrioventricular (AV) interval optimization, ensuring the best filling and the abolishment of presystolic mitral regurgitation, is crucial for the efficacy of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). The methods proposed to optimize AV delay have many limitations."
M.A. Morales and colleagues at the CNR Clinical Physiology Institute in Pisa wrote, "The maximum left ventricular pressure derivative (LV dP/dt) - an index of cardiac performance - could provide a clue for AV optimization....
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