Assessment of the effects of frequent ventricular extrasystoles on the left ventricle using speckle tracking echocardiography in apparently normal hearts


BARUTÇU A. , Bekler A. , Temiz A. , KIRILMAZ B. , GAZİ E. , Altun B. , ...More

ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.16, no.1, pp.48-54, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/akd.2015.6166
  • Title of Journal : ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.48-54
  • Keywords: ventricular extrasystole, speckle tracking echocardiography, cardiomyopathy, RADIOFREQUENCY CATHETER ABLATION, GLOBAL LONGITUDINAL STRAIN, OUTFLOW TRACT, SYSTOLIC DYSFUNCTION, 2-DIMENSIONAL STRAIN, ECTOPIC BEATS, PREMATURE, COMPLEXES, CARDIOMYOPATHY, CONTRACTIONS

Abstract

Objective: Impairment in left ventricular (LV) function due to excessive ventricular extrasystoles (VESs) occurs during long-time follow-up. Speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) has been shown to be superior to conventional methods for evaluating cardiac functions. We aimed to use STE for early detection of LV dysfunction in patients with apparently normal hearts who have frequent VESs.