video Quadriplar catjeter for left ventricular pacing
Head of the Division of Arrthmology, Università of Catania, Ospedale Ferrarotto, Catania, Italy
Amongst patients suffering of cardiac heart failure who have been treated with resynchronisation therapy, 30-40%e receive no real benefits from this treatment. The position of the catheter, which should stimulate the left ventricule, seems to be the major problem. A new quadriplar device may be the solution: it has 4 electrodes instead of only 2 permitting to chose amongst 10 different placements in order to achieve the best possible stimulation.