Arrhythmia Grand Rounds, June 2015, Volume 1, Issue 2: 63-66
Standard Dual Chamber Pacing with Intentional Ventricular Fusion Improving Cardiac Function (Functional CRT) in the Setting of RBBB
1 Heart Failure Clinic, Department of Cardiology, Olive View UCLA Medical Center, Sylmar, California, USA
2 Device Clinic, Department of Cardiology, Olive View UCLA Medical Center, Sylmar, California, USA
3 Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Department of Cardiology, Olive View UCLA Medical Center, Sylmar, California, USA
4 Department of Cardiology, Cardiology Olive View UCLA Medical Center, Sylmar, California, USA
In a patient with chronic right bundle branch block who requires permanent pacing for the management of sinus node dysfunction, the impact of varying degrees of intentional fusion with a ventricular lead positioned in the right ventricular apex was evaluated with noninvasive Doppler echocardiography. Intentional fusion was shown to improve cardiac function.
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