Evaluation of QT dispersion and T-peak to T-end interval in patients with early-stage sarcoidosis


KASAPKARA H. A. , Senturk A., Bilen E., AYHAN H. , Karaduman B. D. , Turinay Z. S. , ...More

REVISTA PORTUGUESA DE CARDIOLOGIA, vol.36, no.12, pp.919-924, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.repc.2017.05.011
  • Title of Journal : REVISTA PORTUGUESA DE CARDIOLOGIA
  • Page Numbers: pp.919-924

Abstract

Introduction and Aim: Sarcoidosis increases inhomogeneity in ventricular repolarization due to the presence of sarcoid granuloma, which significantly correlates with ventricular fibrillation. Various studies have suggested that the interval from the peak to the end of the electrocardio-graphic T wave (T-peak to T-end [Tpe] interval) may correspond to the transmural dispersion of repolarization and that increased Tpe interval and Tpe/QT ratio are associated with malignant ventricular arrhythmias. The present study hypothesized that QT and Tpe intervals are significantly prolonged in sarcoidosis patients without apparent cardiac involvement.