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

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

JOURNAL OF ELECTROCARDIOLOGY, vol.50, no.6, pp.889-893, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 50 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jelectrocard.2017.06.020
  • Page Numbers: pp.889-893
  • Keywords: Metabolic syndrome, Fragmented QRS, Strain, Left ventricular dysfunction, LEFT-VENTRICULAR DYSFUNCTION, DILATED CARDIOMYOPATHY, STRAIN-RATE, FIBROSIS, DISEASE, MORTALITY, WAVE


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.