Influence of QRS infarct score and QRS duration prior to transcatheter aortic valve replacement on follow-up left ventricular end systolic volume in patients with new persistent left bundle branch block

Laura G. J. Hannink*, Galen S. Wagner, Joseph Kisslo, Fawaz Abdulaziz M. Alenezi, Linda K. Shaw, Paul Hofrnann, Robbert Zusterzeel, Matthew Phelan, Eric J. Velazquez, Anton P. M. Gorgels

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Background: New-onset left bundle branch block (LBBB) is a known complication during Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR). This study evaluated the influence of pre-TAVR cardiac conditions on left ventricular functions in patients with new persistent LBBB post-TAVR. Methods: Only 11 patients qualified for this study because of the strict inclusion criteria. Pre-TAVR electrocardiograms were evaluated for Selvester QRS infarct score and QRS duration, and left ventricular end-systolic volume (LVESV) was used as outcome variable. Results: There was a trend towards a positive correlation between QRS score and LVESV of r = 0.59 (p = 0.058), while there was no relationship between QRS duration and LVESV (r = 0.18[p = 0.59]). Conclusion: This study showed that patients with new LBBB and higher pre-TAVR QRS infarct score may have worse post-TAVR left ventricular function, however, pre-TAVR QRS duration has no such predictive value. Because of the small sample size these results should be interpreted with caution and assessed in a larger study population.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)637-642
JournalJournal of Electrocardiology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement
  • Left bundle branch block
  • Selvester QRS-score
  • QRS duration
  • TAVR
  • LBBB

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