Diastolic dysfunction, prolonged QTc interval and pericardial effusion as predictors of mortality in acute pancreatitis.

@article{Nadkarni2012DiastolicDP,
  title={Diastolic dysfunction, prolonged QTc interval and pericardial effusion as predictors of mortality in acute pancreatitis.},
  author={Nikhil K Nadkarni and Deepak Kumar Bhasin and Surinder Singh Rana and Ajay Bahl and Saroj Kant Sinha and C H Bangaru Rao and Kewal Kishan Talwar},
  journal={Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology},
  year={2012},
  volume={27 10},
  pages={1576-80}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIM The cardiac changes in acute pancreatitis have been earlier studied but the data on their prognostic significance is limited. This study was done to determine electrocardiographic (ECG) and echocardiographic changes in acute pancreatitis and determine their prognostic significance. METHODS Fifty-two consecutive patients (mean age 36.5 ± 11 years (44 males)) with acute pancreatitis and without prior cardiovascular comorbidites were prospectively enrolled and subjected to… CONTINUE READING
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