Effect of Echocardiographic Epicardial Adipose Tissue Thickness on Success Rates of Premature Ventricular Contraction Ablation

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Kanat S., Karaduman B. D. , Tutuncu A., Tenekecioglu E., Mutluer F. O. , BAYRAM N. A.

BALKAN MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.36, no.6, pp.324-330, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier


Background: Idiopathic premature ventricular contractions are frequently detected ventricular arrhythmias, and radiofrequency ablation is an effectively treatment for improving symptoms and eliminating premature ventricular contractions. Studies have reported a relationship between an elevated epicardial adipose tissue thickness and myocardial structural pathologies. However, the association between epicardial adipose tissue thickness and success rates of premature ventricular contraction ablation has not yet been investigated.