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Unformatted text preview: Biventricular Pacing – Presentation Summary Team Members: Joanne Olecko and Michael Breninford BME 501: Section 29280 Dr. Hsiai, November 28, 2007 Presentation Summary The presentation on Biventricular Pacing (BVP) was divided in two main areas of discussion: 1. Clinical cardiac conditions that could potentially benefit from biventricular pacing 2. Technical Issues related to biventricular pacemakers The clinical discussion focused on identifying three major cardiac conditions that affect cardiac output. Conditions such as Dilated Cardiomyopathy, Left Bundle Branch Block (LBBB), and Ventricular Arrhythmias, negatively affect cardiac output, stroke volume, left ventricular ejection fraction, and cardiac contractility. A high level discussion of cardiac output and pressure volume loop relationships related to LBBB and biventricular pacing was conducted to demonstrate the benefits of BVP, and its effects on hemodynamic properties. A detailed study of research related to the physiological benefits of biventricular pacemakers further revealed that BVP...
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