Effects of blood pressure control on ventricular arrhythmias and related non-invasive electrocardiologic parameters in hypertensive patients

Batur M., Onalan O., Yildirir A., Cagrikul R., Kabakci G., Aksoyek S., ...More

9th Congress of the International-Society-for-Holter-and-Noninvasive-Electrocardiology/International-Congress-on-Cardiac-Pacing-and-Electrophysiology, İstanbul, Turkey, 23 - 27 September 2000, pp.167-177 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.167-177


Objective: Cardiac arrhythmias are important causes of morbidity and mortality in hypertensive patients. However, despite the wide spectrum of arrhythmias seen in these patients (supraventricular extrasystoles, atrial fibrillation, ventricular extrasystoles, ventricular tachycardia), we do not have sufficient data about the predictors and treatment alternatives of these arrhythmias. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of blood pressure control without antiarrhythmic treatment on the frequency of ventricular (V) arrhythmias and on noninvasive electrocardiologic parameters thought to be related to these arrhythmias such as heart rate variability (HRV), QT dispersion (QTd) and QT dynamicity.