Late ventricular arrhythmias in patients with mechanical heart valves and their relation to associated factors


Biyik I., Ergene O., Oto O.

JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, vol.48, no.1, pp.79-83, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.79-83
  • Keywords: prosthesis, heart valves, arrhythmia, sudden death, SUDDEN CARDIAC DEATH, EUROPEAN-SOCIETY, TASK-FORCE, REPLACEMENT, RISK, ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY, PROSTHESIS, GUIDELINES, MORTALITY, COMMITTEE
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Aim. Sudden death is a well known complication of prosthetic heart valve disease. Complex ventricular arrhythmias have been suggested as the cause of this event in part. in this study, we aimed to investigate the incidence and severity of complex ventricular arrhythmias in patients with mechanical heart valves and the relations between complex ventricular arrhythmias and patient and prosthetic valves related factors.