Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 2022 Feb 9. Epub 2022 Feb 9.
Department of Ultrasound Medicine, Affiliated Drum Tower Hospital of Nanjing University Medical School, Nanjing, 210008, Jiangsu, People's Republic of China.
The study aimed to investigate left ventricular (LV) motion pattern in patients with LBBB patterns including patients with pacemaker rhythm (PM), type B Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome (B-WPW), premature ventricular complexes originating from the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT-PVC), and complete left bundle branch block (CLBBB). Two-dimensional speckle tracking was used to evaluate peak value and time to peak value of the LV twist, LV apex rotation, and LV base rotation in patients with PM, B-WPW, RVOT-PVC, and CLBBB with normal LV ejection fraction, and in age-matched control subjects. The LV motion patterns were altered in all patients compared to the control groups. Read More