Prolonged Tp-e interval and Tp-e/QT correlates well with modified Rodnan skin severity score in patients with systemic sclerosis

Okutucu S. , Karakulak U. N. , Aksoy H., Sabanoglu C., HEKİMSOY V. , Sahiner L., ...Daha Fazla

CARDIOLOGY JOURNAL, cilt.23, ss.242-249, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 23 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5603/cj.a2016.0021
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.242-249


Background: Ventricular arrhythmias can be seen in systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients and are thought to be a result of fibrosis or ischemia of the ventricular myocardium. Tp-e interval and Tp-e/QT ratio are electrocardiographic (ECG) indices to predict ventricular tachyarrhythmia and cardiovascular mortality. We aimed to evaluate Tp-e interval and Tp-e/QT ratio in patients with SSc.