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


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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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.14744/anatoljcardiol.2017.7346
  • Journal Name: ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.475-480
  • Kütahya Health Sciences University Affiliated: No

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.