Efficiency of Levosimendan therapy in heart failure: Is it efficient on patients with cardiac dyssynchrony?


BUYUKLU M. , Set T., TATLI E., BARUTCU A., AKSU F.

HEALTHMED, cilt.6, sa.4, ss.1356-1361, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 6 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Dergi Adı: HEALTHMED
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1356-1361

Özet

Aim: Levosimendan is a new inotropic drug used in acute heart failure for its cardiac contractility increasing effect without increasing myocardial oxygen consumption. Longer QRS duration is an important prognostic indicator independent of the underlying heart disease. In heart failure, presence of a QRS duration >= 120ms is regarded as an indicator of cardiac dyssynchrony. In our study, we investigated the efficiency of levosimendan in cardiac dyssynchrony patients whose QRS duration in ECG is accepted >= 120ms.