Acute stroke increases QT dispersion in patients without known cardiac diseases.

@article{Afar2003AcuteSI,
  title={Acute stroke increases QT dispersion in patients without known cardiac diseases.},
  author={Nazire Afşar and Ali Serdar Fak and Jacques T Metzger and Guy van Melle and Lukas Kappenberger and Julien Ed Bogousslavsky},
  journal={Archives of neurology},
  year={2003},
  volume={60 3},
  pages={346-50}
}
BACKGROUND Electrocardiographic changes are well known to appear with acute cerebrovascular events. OBJECTIVE To investigate if QT dispersion (QTd) is increased in patients who have an acute stroke and if this increase could be related to lesion extent and/or localization. DESIGN The study group consisted of 36 patients who had an acute stroke and no history or signs of cardiovascular disease. An age-matched control group (n = 19) free of cardiovascular disease was also included… CONTINUE READING