Right ventricular resynchronization in a child with hypoplastic left heart syndrome.
Materna, O; Kubus, P; Janousek, J. Heart Rhythm. 2014 Dec;11(12):2303–5. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2014.09.001. Epub 2014 Sep 4. IF: 4.918
MUDr. Ondřej Materna, Children's Heart Centre
Although right ventricular (RV) dyssynchrony was previously identified as a possible cause of RV failure in patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) has rarely been reported as a treatment option. In this case, CRT by bifocal RV pacing induced sustained long-term improvement in RV function, enabling completion of Fontan palliation.