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Developing clinical indication for multisite pacing.
Journal of interventional cardiac electrophysiology
4 Suppl 1
Publication types: Journal Article ; Review - Publication Status: ppublish
The artificial activation of the heart modifies the mechanics of contraction and relaxation. While only little basic research has been addressed to this question, clinical observations showed that for hypertrophic as well as dilated cardiomyopathies appropriate pacing techniques can be useful. Pacing can influence the activation sequence. The spread out from a single site is slow, and so hypercontractility deminshed. With the use of multiple electrodes, two atrial and/or two ventricular, conduction delays in the atria or ventricles can be eliminated. Synchronisation of the cardiac activation has an anti-arrhythmic and positiv inotropic effect. This may lead to new indications for pacemakers or better to be named cardiac synchronisers.
Cardiac Pacing, Artificial, Cardiomyopathy, Dilated, Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic, Clinical Trials as Topic, Female, Humans, Male, Myocardial Contraction, Pacemaker, Artificial, Sensitivity and Specificity
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