MENU ▼
Read by QxMD icon Read
search
OPEN IN READ APP
COMPARATIVE STUDY
JOURNAL ARTICLE

Predictors of left ventricular function deterioration in patients with left bundle branch block and ejection fraction >50%

George O Angheloiu, Melissa Saul, Kathy Edelman, Hemal Shah, Ure L Mezu, Samir Saba
Congestive Heart Failure 2013, 19 (4): E1-4
23586729
Resynchronization therapy has become standard of care in patients with left bundle branch block (LBBB), congestive heart failure (CHF), and low ejection fraction (EF). In order to characterize the left ventricular (LV) function evolution in patients with LBBB and baseline preserved LVEF, records of all patients who visited an academic echocardiography laboratory during a period of 4 years were retrospectively investigated. Patients were included if they had a baseline EF >50%, LBBB on surface electrocardiography, and at least one follow-up echocardiogram no earlier than 3 months after the baseline study. The endpoint was the occurrence of EF deterioration to values ≤40%. Clinical variables associated with this outcome were identified. Forty-nine patients satisfied the entry criteria. Over a mean 13±8.5 months of follow-up (range 3 to 36), 8 patients (16%) experienced EF deterioration ≤40%. History of CHF prior to baseline echocardiogram and LV mass >300 g were associated with this phenomenon (P=.004 and P=.015, respectively), with a negative predictive value of 100% and 92%, respectively. Our data profiles a risk-stratification methodology in patients with LBBB and baseline EF >50% and possibly a triage strategy toward resynchronization therapy in this population.

Comments

You need to log in or sign up for an account to be able to comment.

No comments yet, be the first to post one!

Related Papers

Available on the App Store

Available on the Play Store
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
23586729
×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"