SINGLE PASS VDD PACING LEAD FOR CARDIAC RESYNCHRONIZATION THERAPY: A RELIABLE ALTERNATIVE?
This study analyses the data of 203 patients with dilatated cardiomyopathy, who received resynchronization therapy (CRT). 50 patients had a VDD CRT implanted. VDD CRT systems may be a good alternative to the standardized DDD CRT systems especially in patients with complicated anatomy that would not fit the implantation of a high number of leads. These systems tend to be safer and their performance seems to be similar to one of DDD CRT systems, concerning CRT implementation and maintenance as well as patients' evolution. The study was carried out at the Cardiology Clinic, Institute of Cardiovascular Medicine Timişoara and the University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Victor Babes" Timisoara, E. Murgu Square, Nr. 2, 300041, Timisoara, Romania.