Evaluation of left ventricular based pacing in patients with congestive heart failure and atrial fibrillation

Am J Cardiol. 1999 Apr 1;83(7):1138-40, A9. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9149(99)00031-4.


Acute hemodynamic data of left ventricular based pacing were assessed in 2 groups of patients with severe cardiac failure: 11 patients with atrial fibrillation and 17 patients with sinus rhythm. Both biventricular and left ventricular pacing significantly improved acute hemodynamic findings to a similar degree in both groups, suggesting that left ventricular based pacing may be beneficial in patients with severe cardiac failure regardless of whether or not they are in sinus rhythm.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Atrial Fibrillation / complications
  • Atrial Fibrillation / physiopathology
  • Atrial Fibrillation / therapy*
  • Cardiac Pacing, Artificial / methods*
  • Evaluation Studies as Topic
  • Female
  • Heart Failure / complications*
  • Hemodynamics
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Prospective Studies
  • Ventricular Function, Left