Toshiba Introduces: Dyssynchrony Imaging

In recent years, Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT) has become increasingly important in the treatment of patients with impaired left ventricular contraction. Since this patient group is growing constantly experts estimate that by 2010 about 10 million people in Europe will be suffering from heart failure. Especially the “baby-boomers”, born just after World War II and in 2010 about 65-70 years old, are at risk.

Fig. 1: In this normal heart, the time difference between the peak velocities...
Fig. 1: In this normal heart, the time difference between the peak velocities of the areas in the IVS and lateral wall are longer than 65ms. According to the criteria this indicates a slight dyssynchrony.

This article was first published in the VISIONS, issue 9/2006, a publication of Toshiba Medical Systems


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