Hypokalemia in women and methadone therapy are the strongest non-cardiologic factors associated with QT prolongation in an emergency department setting.

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BACKGROUND Our primary objective was to determine the adjusted quantitative associations of clinical predictors with QT prolongation, a defining cause of Torsades de Pointes (TdP). METHODS A retrospective cohort study was performed on consecutive emergency department patients identified by ECG acquisition date, and heart rate corrected QT (QTc) and QRS… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jelectrocard.2017.02.001

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