Background: The Selvester QRS score (S-score) estimates myocardial scar using electrocardio-graphic criteria. We evaluated the S-score for left bundle branch block (LBBB).
Material and methods: Studied were 36 patients who developed persistent LBBB upon transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI, TAVI-LBBB group) and 36 matched patients with persistent narrow QRS (TAVI-nQRS group). Electrocardiograms were recorded before and briefly after TAVI and during similar to 6 months follow-up. S-score was calculated using criteria for hypertrophic (in absence of LBBB) or LBBB hearts.
Results: In TAVI-LBBB patients correlation between S-scores pre-TAVI and post-TAVI was absent (R-2 = 0.023). High S-scores post-TAVI occurred in patients with low pre-TAVI scores. Pre-post TAVI scores correlated weakly in TAVI-nQRS (R-2 = 0.182), indicating a possible influence of ventricular unloading by TAVI. In both groups S-scores at post-TAVI and follow-up compared reasonably (R-2 = 0.389 and R-2 = 0.386), indicating reproducibility in more stable conditions.
Conclusion: This study indicates that the use of the LBBB S-score criteria overestimates scar size and that caution is recommended in the use of the score in patients with LBBB. (C) 2017 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier Inc.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of Electrocardiology|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
- Transcatheter aortic valve implantation
- Left bundle branch block
- Selvester QRS scoring
- Myocardial scar
- MYOCARDIAL INFARCT SIZE
- CARDIAC RESYNCHRONIZATION THERAPY
- QUANTITATIVE ANATOMIC FINDINGS
- CONDUCTION ABNORMALITIES