The effect of myocardial surgical revascularization on left ventricular late potentials


CAN L. H. , KAYIKCIOGLU M. , HALIL H., KULTURSAY H., EVRENGUL H., Kumanlioglu K. , ...More

ANNALS OF NONINVASIVE ELECTROCARDIOLOGY, vol.6, no.2, pp.84-91, 2001 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1542-474x.2001.tb00091.x
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF NONINVASIVE ELECTROCARDIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.84-91

Abstract

Background: The presence of ventricular late potentials (LP) is an important indicator for the development of ventricular tachyarrhythmias due to ischemic heart disease. The effect of myocardial revascularization on LP has remained controversial. The purpose of this study was to determine whether complete myocardial surgical revascularization (CABG) documented by myocardial perfusion scintigraphy might alter the substrate responsible for LP.