Search for dissertations about: "Elena Sciaraffia"

Found 1 swedish dissertation containing the words Elena Sciaraffia.

  1. 1. Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Optimization Comparison and Evaluation of Non-invasive Methods

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Elena Sciaraffia; Uppsala universitet.; [2012]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; cardiac resynchronization therapy; device optimization; left ventricular contractility; Cardiology; Kardiologi;

    Abstract : The general purpose of this thesis was to investigate new cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) optimization techniques and to assess their reliability when compared to invasive measurements of left ventricular contractility (LV dP/dtmax).We first assessed whether cardiac output (CO) measured by trans-thoracic impedance cardiography could correctly identify the optimal interventricular (VV) pacing interval while using invasive measurements of LV dP/dtmax as reference. READ MORE