PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To describe the growing evidence that a maximal biventricular pacing is needed to gain the maximal benefits from cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). RECENT FINDINGS: Even small gains in the biventricular (BIV) pacing percentage are clinically important both to prevent acute heart failure and, more importantly, to improve survival. SUMMARY: Every effort should be made in all patients receiving CRT to approach 100% BIV pacing by a correct device programming, a correct pharmacologic regimen and atrioventricular nodal ablation in atrial fibrillation patients.
- atrioventricular nodal ablation
- biventricular pacing percentage
- cardiac resynchronization therapy
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine