TURKISH JOURNAL OF GERIATRICS-TURK GERIATRI DERGISI, cilt.21, ss.285-293, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
Introduction: One of the most important reasons for a high mortality and morbidity rate in geriatric patients with calcific aortic stenosis is arrhythmias. Transcatheter aortic valve implantation is an alternative to conventional aortic valve surgery for high-risk patients because of its less-invasive nature. Although hemodynamic and functional recoveries are established after transcatheter aortic valve implantation, whether it leads to a decrease in the risk of atrial fibrillation, ventricular arrhythmia and sudden cardiac death remains unclear. Thus, this study aimed to evaluate the risks associated with aortic stenosis by assessing the rates of P wave dispersion for estimating the atrial fibrillation risk and QT interval dispersion, Tp-e interval, and Tp-e/QT ratio for ventricular arrhythmia and assessing sudden cardiac death risk before and after implantation.