Fragmented QRS complexes are a marker of myocardial fibrosis in hypertensive heart disease


Bekar L., Katar M., Yetim M., Celik O., Kilci H., ÖNALAN O.

TURK KARDIYOLOJI DERNEGI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF CARDIOLOGY, cilt.44, ss.554-560, 2016 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 44 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5543/tkda.2016.55256
  • Dergi Adı: TURK KARDIYOLOJI DERNEGI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF CARDIOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.554-560

Özet

Objective: Carboxy-terminal propeptide of type 1 procollagen (PICP) is a marker of extracellular collagen synthesis. Fragmented QRS (fQRS) on a 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) has been demonstrated as a marker of myocardial fibrosis. The present objective was to investigate the association between serum PICP concentration and presence of fQRS on ECG in hypertensive patients.