Conduction characteristics in atrial fibrillation Predictive value of tissue Doppler echocardiography


DENIZ A. , SAHIN D. Y. , KANADASI M. , DEMIR M. , BERK I. G. , AKKUS O., ...More

HERZ, vol.39, no.1, pp.137-141, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00059-013-3795-1
  • Title of Journal : HERZ
  • Page Numbers: pp.137-141

Abstract

Background. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is one of the most common arrhythmias observed in clinical practice. The frequency of AF is increased in patients with impaired interatrial conduction. We aimed to investigate whether tissue Doppler echocardiography could be used for the evaluation of atrial conduction characteristics instead of an electrophysiological study, and to examine the predictive accuracy of tissue Doppler echocardiography for the inducibility of sustained AF.