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