Fragmented QRS Predicts the Arrhythmic Events in Patients with Heart Failure Undergoing ICD Implantation for Primary Prophylaxis: More Fragments More Appropriate ICD Shocks


OZCAN F., TURAK O., Canpolat U. , AVCI S., TOK D., ISLEYEN A., ...More

ANNALS OF NONINVASIVE ELECTROCARDIOLOGY, vol.19, no.4, pp.351-357, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/anec.12141
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF NONINVASIVE ELECTROCARDIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.351-357

Abstract

Background: Fragmented QRS complex (fQRS) is associated with cardiovascular outcomes in various patient populations. Although there were clinical studies investigating the association of fQRS with arrhythmic events in patients with systolic heart failure, the results were conflicting regarding the association of implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) shocks and fQRS. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the association between the presence and extent of fQRS with appropriate ICD shocks and/or all-cause mortality.