ANADOLU KARDIYOLOJI DERGISI-THE ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.12, no.7, pp.576-583, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI)
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ANADOLU KARDIYOLOJI DERGISI-THE ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY
Fragmented QRS, postoperative atrial fibrillation, coronary artery bypass graft surgery, sensitivity, specificity, predictive value, regression analysis, BUNDLE-BRANCH BLOCK, MYOCARDIAL-INFARCTION, PROGNOSTIC-SIGNIFICANCE, DILATED CARDIOMYOPATHY, CARDIAC EVENTS, ANATOMIC BASIS, 12-LEAD ECG, Q-WAVE, MORTALITY, DISEASE
Objective: Fragmented QRS complexes (fQRS) are defined as various RSR' patterns in 2 contiguous leads corresponding to a major coronary artery territory. Although the reason of association between fQRS and cardiac events was documented as cardiac fibrosis, the predictive role of fQRS was not studied for postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) which is a frequent and serious complication in patients undergoing isolated coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. Therefore, this issue was investigated in the present study.