Presence of fragmented QRS and its correlation with myocardial performance index in patients with nephrotic syndrome

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Özkan G., ADAR A., ULUSOY Ş., BEKTAŞ H., Kiris A., FIDAN M., ...More

ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.14, no.5, pp.450-455, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/akd.2014.4886
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Directory of Open Access Journals, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.450-455
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: More cardiovascular events are seen in nephrotic syndrome (NS) patients than in the normal population. Fragmented QRS (fQRS) includes various RSR' patterns with different morphologies of the QRS complexes with or without the Q wave on a resting 12-lead ECG. A relationship between the presence of fQRS and myocardial function impairment has been shown in several studies. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the presence of fQRS in this patient group and the relationship with myocardial functions.