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Simultaneous total cavopulmonary connection and cardiac re-synchronisation therapy

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  20 March 2017

Keisuke Nakanishi*
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, School of Medicine, Juntendo University, Tokyo, Japan
Shiori Kawasaki
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, School of Medicine, Juntendo University, Tokyo, Japan
Atsushi Amano
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, School of Medicine, Juntendo University, Tokyo, Japan
*
Correspondence to: Assistant Professor K. Nakanishi, MD, PhD, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, School of Medicine, Juntendo University, 2-1-1, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8421, Japan. Tel: +81 3 3813 3111; Fax: +81 3 3813 3210; E-mail: knakani@juntendo.ac.jp

Abstract

We report the simultaneous use of cardiac re-synchronisation therapy and total cavopulmonary connection in a patient with dyssynchrony, wide QRS, and cardiac failure. To our knowledge, this simultaneous approach has not been reported previously. On follow-up, we noted that QRS width and brain natriuretic peptide levels improved. In addition, speckle tracking revealed improved synchronisation of ventricular wall motion.

Type
Brief Report
Copyright
© Cambridge University Press 2017 

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