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., ...More

CARDIOLOGY JOURNAL, vol.23, no.3, pp.242-249, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5603/cj.a2016.0021
  • Title of Journal : CARDIOLOGY JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.242-249

Abstract

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.