Cardiac CT in CRT as a Singular Imaging Modality for Diagnosis and Patient-Tailored Management

J Clin Med

4 January Jan 2024 5 months ago
  • Mushtaq S.

Between 30-40% of patients with cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) do not show an improvement in left ventricular (LV) function. It is generally known that patient selection, LV lead implantation location, and device timing optimization are the three main factors that determine CRT response. Research has shown that image-guided CRT placement, which takes into account both anatomical and functional cardiac properties, positively affects the CRT response rate. In current clinical practice, a multimodality imaging approach comprised of echocardiography, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, or nuclear medicine imaging is used to capture these features. However, with cardiac computed tomography (CT), one has an all-in-one acquisition method for both patient selection and the division of a patient-tailored, image-guided CRT placement strategy. This review discusses the applicability of CT in CRT patient identification, selection, and guided placement, offering insights into potential advancements in optimizing CRT outcomes.

Reference: Cardiac CT in CRT as a Singular Imaging Modality for Diagnosis and Patient-Tailored Management.
Gerrits W, Danad I, Velthuis B, Mushtaq S, Cramer MJ, van der Harst P, van Slochteren FJ, Meine M, Suchá D, Guglielmo M. J Clin Med. 2023 Sep 26;12(19):6212.

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