Effects of carvedilol therapy on cardiac autonomic control, QT dispersion, and ventricular arrhythmias in children with dilated cardiomyopathy

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OFLAZ M. B. , Balli S., Kibar A. E. , Ece I., Akdeniz C., Tuzcu V.

MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR, vol.19, pp.366-372, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.12659/msm.883911
  • Title of Journal : MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR
  • Page Numbers: pp.366-372


Background: The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of carvedilol therapy on autonomic control of the heart and QT-interval dispersion (QTd) among children with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) whose symptoms were not adequately controlled with standard congestive heart failure therapy.