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={Olli Anttonen and M Juhani Junttila and Harri Rissanen and Antti R Reunanen and Matti Viitasalo and Heikki Huikuri},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2007},
  volume={116 7},
  pages={714-20}
}
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… CONTINUE READING