Quantification of regional left ventricular dyssynchrony by magnetic resonance imaging

M. Mischi, H.C.M. Bosch, van den, A.H.M. Jansen, M. Sieben, R.M. Aarts, H.H.M. Korsten

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Cardiac resynchronization therapy is an established treatment in patients with symptomatic heart failure and intraventricular conduction delay. Electrical dyssynchrony is typically adopted to represent myocardial activation dyssynchrony, which should be compensated by cardiac resynchronization therapy. One third of the patients, however, does not respond to the therapy. Therefore, imaging modalities aimed at the mechanical dyssynchrony estimation have been recently proposed to improve patient selection criteria. This paper presents a novel fully automated method for regional mechanical left ventricular dyssynchrony quantification in short-axis magnetic resonance imaging. The endocardial movement is described by time-displacement curves with respect to an automatically determined reference point. Different methods are proposed for time-displacement curve analysis aimed at the regional contraction timing estimation. These methods were evaluated in two groups of subjects with (nine patients) and without (six patients) left bundle branch block. The contraction timing standard deviation showed a significant increase for left bundle branch block patients with all the methods. A novel method based on phase spectrum analysis may be however preferred due to a better specificity (99.7%) and sensitivity (99.0%). In conclusion, this method provides a valuable prognostic indicator for heart failure patients with dyssynchronous ventricular contraction and it opens new possibilities for regional timing analysis.
Originele taal-2Engels
Pagina's (van-tot)985-995
Aantal pagina's11
TijdschriftIEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering
Volume55
Nummer van het tijdschrift3
DOI's
StatusGepubliceerd - 2008

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Cardiac resynchronization therapy
Magnetic resonance
Imaging techniques
Spectrum analysis
Chemical activation

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Quantification of regional left ventricular dyssynchrony by magnetic resonance imaging. / Mischi, M.; Bosch, van den, H.C.M.; Jansen, A.H.M.; Sieben, M.; Aarts, R.M.; Korsten, H.H.M.

In: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, Vol. 55, Nr. 3, 2008, blz. 985-995.

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