Sequential evaluation of left ventricular systolic and Diastolic function after radiofrequency catheter ablation

Eksik A., Gorgulu S., Eren M., Akyol A. , Erdinler I., Oguz E., ...More

JAPANESE HEART JOURNAL, vol.45, no.3, pp.429-440, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1536/jhj.45.429
  • Title of Journal : JAPANESE HEART JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.429-440


Radiofrequency (RF) catheter ablation has become standard therapy for many types of arrhythinias. RF energy may cause deterioration in left ventricular function by damaging the myocardium. The aim of the present study was to assess the changes in left ventricular function after catheter ablation using various echocardiographic parameters.