Association between metabolic syndrome and fragmented QRS complexes: Speckle tracking echocardiography study

Bayramoglu A., Tasolar H. , Bektas O., Yaman M., Kaya Y., Ozbilen M., ...Daha Fazla

JOURNAL OF ELECTROCARDIOLOGY, cilt.50, ss.889-893, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


Background: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is an endocrinological disease with both metabolic and physiological components. Previous studies have shown a relationship between MetS and left ventricular (LV) dysfunction. A fragmented QRS (PQRS) is a reliable electrocardiogram (ECG) finding with the importance of an indicator of myocardial fibrosis and scarring. In this study, we examined the utility of speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) in assessing LV function in MetS patients with fQRS.