Short-term effect of percutaneous recanalization of chronic total occlusions on QT dispersion and heart rate variability parameters


Erdogan E., Akkaya M., BACAKSIZ A., Tasal A., Sonmez O., Asoglu E., ...More

MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR, vol.19, pp.696-702, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.12659/msm.889511
  • Title of Journal : MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR
  • Page Numbers: pp.696-702

Abstract

Background: QT dispersion (QTd), which is a measure of inhomogeneity of myocardial repolarization, increases following impaired myocardial perfusion. Its prolongation may provide a suitable substrate for life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias. We investigated the changes in QTd and heart rate variability (HRV) parameters after successful coronary artery revascularization in a patient with chronic total occlusions (CTO).