Ventricular late potentials, interstitial fibrosis, and right ventricular function in patients with ventricular tachycardia and normal left ventricular function

Luigi La Vecchia, Renata Ometto, Francesco Bedogni, Giuseppe Finocchi, Gian Marco Mosele, Loredana Bozzola, Pierantonio Bevilacqua, Mario Vincenzi

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Abstract

We examined 40 patients with ventricular tachycardia (VT) and no evidence of heart disease, and found a 50% prevalence of ventricular late potentials (VLPs) on the signal-averaged electrocardiogram. This finding was associated with a significantly higher content of fibrous tissue on endomyocardial biopsy and a lower right ventricular ejection fraction. Thus, VLPs are frequently found in idiopathic VT, are a marker for subclinical anatomic and functional abnormalities of the right ventricle, and may be associated with a worse outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)790-792
Number of pages3
JournalThe American Journal of Cardiology
Volume81
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 15 1998

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Right Ventricular Function
Ventricular Tachycardia
Left Ventricular Function
Fibrosis
Stroke Volume
Heart Ventricles
Heart Diseases
Electrocardiography
Biopsy

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Ventricular late potentials, interstitial fibrosis, and right ventricular function in patients with ventricular tachycardia and normal left ventricular function. / La Vecchia, Luigi; Ometto, Renata; Bedogni, Francesco; Finocchi, Giuseppe; Mosele, Gian Marco; Bozzola, Loredana; Bevilacqua, Pierantonio; Vincenzi, Mario.

In: The American Journal of Cardiology, Vol. 81, No. 6, 15.03.1998, p. 790-792.

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La Vecchia, Luigi ; Ometto, Renata ; Bedogni, Francesco ; Finocchi, Giuseppe ; Mosele, Gian Marco ; Bozzola, Loredana ; Bevilacqua, Pierantonio ; Vincenzi, Mario. / Ventricular late potentials, interstitial fibrosis, and right ventricular function in patients with ventricular tachycardia and normal left ventricular function. In: The American Journal of Cardiology. 1998 ; Vol. 81, No. 6. pp. 790-792.
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