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Title: Cardiovascular magnetic resonance in the prediction of outcome after cardiac resynchronisation therapy
Author: Foley, Paul William Xavier
ISNI:       0000 0004 2708 657X
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2011
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Contemporary management of patients with heart failure (HF) includes treatment with cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT). The benefit of CRT results from several mechanisms, predominantly correction of dyssynchrony. The development of a novel method of measuring left ventricular global dyssynchrony using cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR), termed CMR-tissue synchronisation index (CMR-TSI) is described. A study of 225 patients with HF who underwent CMR-TSI found that HF appears synonymous with dyssynchrony. The importance of myocardial scar is illustrated in a study of 95 patients which revealed a significantly higher mortality in patients undergoing CRT who had postero-lateral (PL) scar on CMR. A study into the effects of a combination of CMR-TSI and scar imaging found that presence of either CMR-TSI >110ms or PL scar resulted in a worse outcome, whilst the presence of both was associated with the highest mortality. A final study in 148 patients allowed the development of a risk score to predict mortality from CRT on the basis of 16 candidate variables. PL scar, dyssynchrony and creatine discriminated between survivors and non-survivors and were used to derive the score. The score is discussed in the context of data derived from echocardiography and clinical studies.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (M.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: RD Surgery