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Titolo:
QT interval measurement: Q to T-Apex or Q to T-End?
Autore:
Davey, PP;
Indirizzi:
John Radcliffe Hosp, Dept Cardiovasc Med, Oxford OX3 9DU, England John Radcliffe Hosp Oxford England OX3 9DU Med, Oxford OX3 9DU, England
Titolo Testata:
JOURNAL OF INTERNAL MEDICINE
fascicolo: 2, volume: 246, anno: 1999,
pagine: 145 - 149
SICI:
0954-6820(199908)246:2<145:QIMQTT>2.0.ZU;2-M
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
ACUTE MYOCARDIAL-INFARCTION;
Keywords:
ECG methodology; heart failure; left ventricular hypertrophy; QT interval; T wave;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
12
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Davey, PP John Radcliffe Hosp, Dept Cardiovasc Med, Oxford OX3 9DU, England John Radcliffe Hosp Oxford England OX3 9DU rd OX3 9DU, England
Citazione:
P.P. Davey, "QT interval measurement: Q to T-Apex or Q to T-End?", J INTERN M, 246(2), 1999, pp. 145-149

Abstract

Objective. To study QT interval. QT interval is frequently measured, though there is variation in the literature as to whether it is more appropriateto measure from the Q wave to the apex of the T wave, which is methodologically easy, or to measure to the end of the T wave. Hypothesis, For Q-T-Apex interval to be used as a measure of repolarization, the variability of the Q-T interval should lie in this early phase. Thisshould be true in health and in disease, at rest and with physiological interventions such as exercise. If there is variability in the TApex-TEnd interval, this should be reflected by the variability in the Q-T-Apex interval. Methods. Fifty-six subjects were recruited: 24 with heart failure, 16 withleft ventricular hypertrophy and 16 controls. Q-T-Apex, Q-T-End and T-Apex-T-End intervals were measured at rest and on exercise. Results. Q-T-Apex intervals at rest were not different amongst the three groups studied, being 339 +/- 7 ms for controls, 341 +/- 6 ms in left: ventricular hypertrophy and 351 +/- 6 ms in heart failure. The Q-T-End interval at rest was 421 +/- 6 ms in controls, 420 +/- 6 ms in hypertrophy and 461 +/- 9 ms in failure (P < 0.05 for failure versus hypertrophy or control). Thus the T-Apex-T-End interval was prolonged in heart failure at rest. However, at peak exercise there was no difference between the T-Apex-T-End intervals in the different groups. Variability in the T-Apex-T-End interval induced by disease or by exercise was not related to variability in the Q- T-Apex interval. Conclusion. Q-T-End rather than Q-T-Apex should be used when Q-T interval measurement is required.

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