Russian Heart Failure Journal 2005year Electromechanical asynchronism and heterogeneity of the heart in heart failure
Electromechanical asynchronism and heterogeneity of the heart in heart failure
Martsinkevich G.I., Sokolov A.A.
A review of literature is presented, which is focused on one of pathogenetic steps in HF, the electromechanical asynchronism of the heart. The notion of heart mechanical asynchronism and its types (intraventricular and interventricular) is defined. Major methods and criteria for evaluation of electromechanical asynchronism in diverse diseases are covered. Principles and methodical approaches of cardioresynchronization therapy in HF are described. The data presented are especially important for cardiologists.