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01.11.2010 | Case Report | Ausgabe 12/2010

Netherlands Heart Journal 12/2010

Left ventricular dysfunction due to right ventricular stimulation: is biventricular upgrade really necessary?

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Netherlands Heart Journal > Ausgabe 12/2010
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T. den Besten, M.I. Sedney, J. Frederiks, N.M. van Hemel
Left ventricular (LV) dysfunction can occur due to chronic right ventricular apical pacing. Upgrading of the pacemaker to biventricular pacing is an option to reverse LV dysfunction but reprogramming of the atrioventricular (AV) timing can also be favourable. In this case report we describe the effect of AV-time reprogramming in a patient with LV function deterioration that emerged two years after implantation of a dual chamber system for sick sinus syndrome. Echocardiographc studies demonstrated a tremendous improvement in LV function during two years follow-up whereas the percentage of right ventricular pacing diminished dramatically. Careful analysis of the cause of LV deterioration can avoid unnecessary upgrading to biventricular pacing. (Neth Heart J 2010;18:604–5.)

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