Velislav N Batchvarov

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QT dispersion was originally proposed to measure spatial dispersion of ventricular recovery times. Later, it was shown that QT dispersion does not directly reflect the dispersion of recovery times and that it results mainly from variations in the T loop morphology and the error of QT measurement. The reliability of both automatic and manual measurement of(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the QT/RR relation in healthy subjects in order to investigate the differences in optimum heart rate correction of the QT interval. METHODS 50 healthy volunteers (25 women, mean age 33.6 (9.5) years, range 19-59 years) took part. Each subject underwent serial 12 lead electrocardiographic monitoring over 24 hours with a 10 second ECG(More)
To determine whether different methods for the manual measurement of P wave duration are mutually consistent, we evaluated the intraobserver and interobserver errors of P wave measurements obtained in three different ways: (1) by cursor on a high resolution computer screen (on screen), (2) by calipers and a magnifying glass (on paper), and (3) by a high(More)
QT dispersion was proposed as an index of the spatial inhomogeneity of ventricular recovery times. The results of studies that found significant correlation between dispersion of ventricular recovery times measured with monophasic action potentials and QT dispersion were interpreted as proof of the direct link between QT dispersion and the dispersion of(More)
Present experience with prospective identification of patients who might benefit from prophylactic antiarrhythmic intervention is restricted to risk stratification using left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). The precision of LVEF-based identification of high risk patients is neither highly sensitive nor highly specific. This study investigated risk(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies have shown conflicting results about the value of heart rate turbulence (HRT) for risk stratification of patients (pts) with chronic heart failure (CHF). We prospectively evaluated the relation between HRT and progression toward end-stage heart failure or all-cause mortality in patients with CHF. METHODS HRT was assessed from(More)
Recently, it was demonstrated that the QT-RR relationship pattern varies significantly among healthy individuals. We compared the intra- and interindividual variations of the QT-RR relationship. Twenty-four-hour 12-lead digital electrocardiograms (ECGs; SEER MC, GE Marquette; 10-s ECG recorded every 30 s) were obtained at baseline and after 24 h, 1 wk, and(More)
AIMS The aims of this study were three-fold and were to (i) investigate the effect of food (fasted and fed state) on the degree of QT prolongation caused by moxifloxacin under the rigorous conditions of a TQT study, (ii) differentiate the effects on QTc that arise from changes in PK from those arising as a result of electrophysiological changes attributable(More)
BACKGROUND The expansion of indications for implantation of cardioverter-defibrillators (ICD) has enhanced the need for risk stratification of patients post myocardial infarction (MI), while the improved treatment of acute MI has decreased mortality and diminished the prognostic power of traditional risk variables. HYPOTHESIS Increased heterogeneity of(More)
The reason for sex differences in arrhythmic risk remains unclear. Heterogeneity of ventricular repolarization is directly linked to arrhythmogenesis; thus we investigated repolarization homogeneity and its circadian pattern in men and women. During 24-h Holter recordings in 60 healthy subjects (27 males), a 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) was obtained(More)