Left ventricular twist was decreased in isolated left bundle branch block with preserved ejection fraction


Yilmaz S. , Kilic H., Agac M. T. , Keser N., Edem E., Demirtas S., ...More

ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.17, no.6, pp.475-480, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.14744/anatoljcardiol.2017.7346
  • Title of Journal : ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.475-480

Abstract

Objective: Left ventricular (LV) rotation and twist play an important role in LV contraction and relaxation. Left bundle branch block (LBBB) deteriorates both diastolic and systolic functions. We evaluated the LV twist in patients with LBBB and preserved ejection fraction (EF) (>50%) to determine twist as a potential marker for subtle myocardial dysfunction.