Usefulness of QT dispersion in clinical practice

https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2009.322

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  • Annabella Braschi | annabel72@libero.it Università di Palermo, Dipartimento di Malattie Cardiovascolari, Malattie Nefrourologiche e Medicina Interna, Palermo, Italy.
  • Vincenzo Cristian Francavilla Università di Palermo, Dipartimento di Malattie Cardiovascolari, Malattie Nefrourologiche e Medicina Interna, Palermo, Italy.
  • Maurizio Giuseppe Abrignani Unità operativa di Cardiologia, Ospedale S. Antonio Abate, Via Cosenza n. 82, 91016 Erice (TA), Italy.
  • Renzo Lombardo Unità operativa di Cardiologia, Ospedale S. Antonio Abate, Via Cosenza n. 82, 91016 Erice (TA), Italy.
  • Furio Colivicchi U.O. di Cardiologia, Ospedale S. Filippo Neri, Roma, Italy.
  • Giuseppe Francavilla Università di Palermo, Dipartimento di Malattie Cardiovascolari, Malattie Nefrourologiche e Medicina Interna, Palermo, Italy.

Abstract

The measurement of QT dispersion in the surface electrocardiogram has been proposed as a non invasive method for assessing inhomogeneity of myocardial repolarization and has been linked to an increased risk of arrhythmic cardiac death. Several studies have evaluated the use of QTd in a wide variety of cardiac diseases and have reached conflicting conclusions regarding its clinical significance.

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2016-01-19
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Keywords:
QT dispersion, ventricular arrhytmias, myocardial infarction.
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Braschi, Annabella, Vincenzo Cristian Francavilla, Maurizio Giuseppe Abrignani, Renzo Lombardo, Furio Colivicchi, and Giuseppe Francavilla. 2016. “Usefulness of QT Dispersion in Clinical Practice”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 72 (3). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2009.322.

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