Prevalence of long and short QT in a young population of 41,767 predominantly male Swiss conscripts.

@article{Kobza2009PrevalenceOL,
  title={Prevalence of long and short QT in a young population of 41,767 predominantly male Swiss conscripts.},
  author={Richard Kobza and Markus Roos and Bernhard Niggli and Roger Ab{\"a}cherli and Gianpiero A Lupi and Franziska Frey and Johann Jakob Schmid and P. Erne},
  journal={Heart rhythm},
  year={2009},
  volume={6 5},
  pages={
          652-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND Abnormally long and short QT intervals are recognized to be associated with an increased risk for life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias. It is therefore important to define the upper and lower border of the normal QT. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to describe the normal distribution of the QT interval in a contemporary population of young conscripts and to define long and short limits of the QT interval. METHODS In Switzerland, all young male citizens must undergo… CONTINUE READING
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