Presence of fragmented QRS may be associated with complex ventricular arrhythmias in patients with essential hypertension

Bekar L., KALÇIK M., Kilci H., Celik O., YETİM M., DOĞAN T., et al.

JOURNAL OF ELECTROCARDIOLOGY, cilt.55, ss.20-25, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)


Background: Ventricular arrhythmias (VAs) are frequent in hypertensive patients. Myocardial fibrosis is one of the components of left ventricular hypertrophy secondary to hypertension. Fragmented QRS (fQRS) on electrocardiography (ECG) has been shown to be a marker of myocardial fibrosis. In this study, we aimed to investigate the association between fQRS and complex VAs in patients with essential hypertension.