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Vol 66, No 12 (2008)
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Published online: 2009-01-07
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Prolonged QRS duration in patients with heart failure: relation to exercise tolerance, diastolic function and aetiology

Ewa Straburzyńska-Bugaj, Andrzej Szyszka, Andrzej Cieśliński
Kardiol Pol 2008;66(12):1251-1257.

open access

Vol 66, No 12 (2008)
Other
Published online: 2009-01-07
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Background: In patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) QRS prolongation is a frequent finding and is related to increased morbidity and mortality. It is not clear if prolonged QRS in CHF of ischaemic origin (CAD) represents the same severity of the syndrome as in non-ischaemic (non-CAD) cardiomyopathy. Aim: To assess the relationship between QRS duration and BNP levels, diastolic function and peak VO2 in patients with CAD CHF and non-CAD CHF. Methods: In 70 patients with left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF)

Abstract

Background: In patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) QRS prolongation is a frequent finding and is related to increased morbidity and mortality. It is not clear if prolonged QRS in CHF of ischaemic origin (CAD) represents the same severity of the syndrome as in non-ischaemic (non-CAD) cardiomyopathy. Aim: To assess the relationship between QRS duration and BNP levels, diastolic function and peak VO2 in patients with CAD CHF and non-CAD CHF. Methods: In 70 patients with left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF)
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Keywords

heart failure; prolonged QRS; peak VO2; BNP; diastolic function

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Title

Original article
Prolonged QRS duration in patients with heart failure: relation to exercise tolerance, diastolic function and aetiology

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 66, No 12 (2008)

Pages

1251-1257

Published online

2009-01-07

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2008;66(12):1251-1257.

Keywords

heart failure
prolonged QRS
peak VO2
BNP
diastolic function

Authors

Ewa Straburzyńska-Bugaj
Andrzej Szyszka
Andrzej Cieśliński

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