Assessment of tp-te interval and Tp-Te/Qt ratio in patients with aortic aneurysm
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BACKGROUND: Arrhythmic disorders in the aortic aneurysm (AA) have been rarely reported. AIM: The study aimed to assess the repolarisation indices of ventricular arrhythmia (VA) (mainly Tp-Te interval and Tp-Te/QT ratio) in patients with AA. METHODS: A group of 98 patients with AA and 75 patients as control were recruited. Many of indices of ventricular arrhythmia were assessed. RESULTS: Many of indices like QT, QTc, QTpc, Tp-Te/QT, Tp-Te/QTc, Tp-Tec/QTc, S-Tp, S-Tpc, S-Te, S-Tec and fQRS were found to be significantly different in AA group (for all P < 0.05). However, QTp, mean Tp-Te and Tp-Tec were not found different (for all P < 0.05). Aortic diameter (Ao-D) was found to have a positive correlation with QTc, QTpc, S-Tp, S-Tpc, S-Te, S-Tec, fQRS (for all P < 0,05) and negative correlation withTp-Te/QT (P = 0.047). The best cut-off level for prediction of Tp-Te ?100 ms was found the Ao-D > 43.5 mm in ROC analysis (AUC: 0.69; P = 0.151) with sensitivity 60% and specificity 79.6%. CONCLUSIONS: Although our study did not find any differences for mean Tp-Te interval between groups, many of other indexes of TDR were found to be significantly different. Ao-D was found to have significant correlations with many indices. © 2019 Yalcin Boduroglu, Osman Son.