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QT Dispersion: Does It Change after Percutaneous Coronary Intervention?

Author(s): Mohammad Alasti | Mohammad Hassan Adel | Ekhlas Torfi | Mohammad Noorizadeh | Sara Bahadoram | Mahsa Asadi Moghaddam | Mohammad Bahadoram | Bita Omidvar | Mohammad Hossein Jadbabaei

Journal: Journal of Tehran University Heart Center
ISSN 1735-8620

Volume: 6;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 19;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Heart conduction system | Electrocardiography | Arrhythmias | cardiac | Angioplasty

"nBackground: Myocardial ischemia is one of several causes of prolonged QT dispersion. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect that percutaneous coronary intervention has on the depolarization and repolarization parameters of surface electrocardiography in patients with chronic stable angina. "nMethods: We assessed the effects of full revascularization in patients with chronic stable angina and single-vessel disease who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention. Twelve-lead electrocardiograms were recorded before intervention and 24 hours subsequently. We measured parameters including QRS duration, QT and corrected QT durations, and JT and corrected JT duration in both electrocardiograms and compared the values. "nResults: There were significant differences between the mean QRS interval (0.086 ± 0.01sec vs. 0.082 ± 0.01 second; p value = 0.01), mean corrected QT dispersion (0.080 ± 0.04 sec vs. 0.068 ± 0.04 sec; p value = 0.001), and mean corrected JT dispersion (0.074 ± 0.04 sec vs. 0.063 ± 0.04 sec; p value = 0.001) before and after percutaneous coronary intervention. No significant differences were found between the other ECG parameters. "nConclusion: Our data indicate that the shortening of corrected QT dispersion and corrected JT dispersion in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention is prominent.
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