Absence and Resolution of Fragmented QRS Predict Reversible Myocardial Ischemia With Higher Probability of ST Segment Resolution in Patients With ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction

Çetin M., KOCAMAN S. A., KIRIS T., Erdoğan T., CANGA A., DURAKOĞLUGİL M. E., ...More

KOREAN CIRCULATION JOURNAL, vol.42, no.10, pp.674-683, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.4070/kcj.2012.42.10.674
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.674-683
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


Background and Objectives: Fragmented QRS complexes (fQRS) are associated with increased morbidity and mortality. The causative relationship between fQRS and cardiac fibrosis has been shown, but whether the presence and the number of fQRS on admission of electrocardiogram (ECG) predicts ST segment resolution in patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (p-PCI) has not been investigated until now.