Evaluation of the Relationship between Atrial Septal Aneurysm and Cardiac Arrhythmias via P-Wave Dispersion and Signal-Averaged P-Wave Duration

Creative Commons License

DEVECİ O. S., AYTEMİR K., OKUTUCU S., Tulumen E., Aksoy H., KAYA E. B., ...More

ANNALS OF NONINVASIVE ELECTROCARDIOLOGY, vol.15, no.2, pp.157-164, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Methods: Sixty-six patients with ASA served as the study group (group 1; 28 men and 38 women; mean age, 34 +/- 10 years) and 62 healthy volunteers served as the control group (group 2; 29 men and 33 women; mean age, 31 +/- 8 years) in the current study. ASAs were diagnosed by transthoracic echocardiography based on the criteria of a minimal aneurysmal base of >= 15 mm; and an excursion of >= 10 mm. All subjects were evaluated by 24-hour Holter monitoring, 12 lead body surface electrocardiogram for P-wave analysis, and signal-averaged electrocardiogram for P-wave duration (PWD).