Prevalence and Prognostic Significance of Short QT Interval in a Middle-Aged Finnish Population

@article{Anttonen2007PrevalenceAP,
  title={Prevalence and Prognostic Significance of Short QT Interval in a Middle-Aged Finnish Population},
  author={O. Anttonen and M. Junttila and H. Rissanen and A. Reunanen and M. Viitasalo and H. Huikuri},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2007},
  volume={116},
  pages={714-720}
}
  • O. Anttonen, M. Junttila, +3 authors H. Huikuri
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine
  • Circulation
  • Background— Short-QT syndrome is an inherited disorder characterized by a short QT interval and an increased risk of sudden cardiac death. The clinical significance of a short QT interval observed in a randomly recorded ECG is not known. Therefore, we assessed the prevalence and prognostic significance of a short QT interval in a general population. Methods and Results— QT intervals were measured from the 12-lead ECGs of 10 822 randomly selected middle-aged subjects (5658 males, mean age 44±8.4… CONTINUE READING
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