OBJECTIVE: The optimal use of pulsed wave Doppler tissue imaging (DTI) in predicting left ventricular (LV) reverse remodeling after cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) was investigated. METHODS: DTI was performed in 69 patients before and 3 months after CRT. Echocardiographic reverse remodeling was observed in 38 patients. LV dyssynchrony was measured with the time to onset or peak systolic velocity in 2- and 6-basal segment models. RESULTS: The time to onset and either the standard deviation of 6 segments of > 20 ms or a delay of > or = 60 ms between any 2 of 6 segments had a similar predictive accuracy (sensitivity, 97% and 95%, respectively; specificity, 74% and 73%, respectively). The time to peak systolic velocity or evaluating 2 segments was less accurate. CONCLUSIONS: Evaluation of 6 segments is necessary to predict LV reverse remodeling after CRT. The time to onset of systolic velocity is superior to the time to peak velocity.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|