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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 78-82

Association of corrected QT and QT dispersion with echocardiographic and laboratory findings in uremic patients under chronic hemodialysis

1 Department of Internal Medicine, Nephrology Division, Social Health Determinants Research Center, Iran
2 Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Social Health Determinants Research Center, Iran
3 Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of Health, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Ali Momeni
Department of Internal Medicine, Hajar Hospital, Shahrekord
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2211-4122.143972

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Introduction: Cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of mortality in dialysis patients. Chronic renal failure and hemodialysis (HD) patients may have longer corrected QT (QTc) interval compared with the normal population. Long QTc interval may be a predictor of ventricular arrhythmia and cardiovascular mortality in these patients and hence the aim of this study was the evaluation of the relationship between QTc interval and some echocardiographic findings and laboratory exam results in HD patients. Materials and Methods: In a cross-sectional study, 60 HD patients with age >18 years and the dialysis duration >3 months were enrolled. Blood samples were taken, and electrocardiography and echocardiography were done before the dialysis session in the patients. Results: Mean age of the patients was 56.15 ± 14.6 years. QTc interval of the patients was 0.441 ± 0.056 s and QT dispersion (QTd) was 64.17 ± 25.93 ms. There was no statistically significant relationship between QTc interval and QTd with duration of dialysis, body mass index, age, and gender (P > 0.05). There was also no significant relationship between QTc interval and QTd with mitral regurgitation, tricuspid regurgitation and aortic insufficiency (P > 0.05). In addition, QTc interval and QTd of the patients had not any correlation with serum parathormon and serum Ca, K, HCO 3 (P > 0.05). Conclusion: Based on our results, in HD patients, QTc interval and QTd were not correlated with echocardiographic findings or laboratory exam results. Therefore, it can be concluded that QTc interval prolongation probably has not any correlation with cardiac mortality of the HD patients.

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