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


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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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/anec.12141
  • Journal Name: ANNALS OF NONINVASIVE ELECTROCARDIOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.351-357
  • Keywords: implantable cardioverter defibrillator, appropriate shock, fragmented QRS complex, CARDIAC MAGNETIC-RESONANCE, CORONARY-ARTERY-DISEASE, LEFT-VENTRICULAR DYSFUNCTION, BUNDLE-BRANCH BLOCK, 12-LEAD ECG, DILATED CARDIOMYOPATHY, MYOCARDIAL-INFARCTION, OF-CARDIOLOGY, Q-WAVE, COMPLEX
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No

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.