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Biventricular Cardiac Pacing*: Promising New Therapy for Congestive Heart Failure

S. Serge Barold, MD
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From the Electrophysiology Institute, Broward General Hospital, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Correspondence to: S. Serge Barold, MD, 6237 NW 21st Court, Boca Raton, FL 33496; e-mail: ssbarold@aol.com



Chest. 2000;118(6):1819-1821. doi:10.1378/chest.118.6.1819
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Dual-site or multisite ventricular pacing has recently emerged as a possible new modality for the treatment of patients with dilated cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure (CHF) associated with major intraventricular and interventricular conduction disorders. Multisite ventricular pacing or resynchronization reduces the degree of electromechanical asynchrony by altering the pathways of spontaneous depolarization. Modified activation is translated into potentially beneficial long-term hemodynamic12 and antiarrhythmic effects.34

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