Cardiac troponin T and cardiac enzymes after external transthoracic cardioversion of ventricular arrhythmias in patients with coronary artery disease

Goktekin O., Melek M., Gorenek B., Birdane A. , Kudaiberdieva G., Cavusoglu Y., ...More

CHEST, vol.122, no.6, pp.2050-2054, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 122 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1378/chest.122.6.2050
  • Title of Journal : CHEST
  • Page Numbers: pp.2050-2054


Back-ground: Serum levels of cardiac troponins after external cardioversion (ECV) for atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter are widely investigated, and no increases in cardiac troponin T (cTnT) levels have been reported. However, the effect of ECV on cardiac enzyme release may depend on the type of arrhythmias. Furthermore, ventricular tachycardia (VT) or ventricular fibrillation (VF) could cause release of cardiac enzymes after ECV due to underlying myocardial ischemia, myocardial dysfunction, or more pronounced hemodynamic deterioration during arrhythmia.