Prolonged QT interval predicts cardiac and all-cause mortality in the elderly. The Rotterdam Study.

@article{Bruyne1999ProlongedQI,
  title={Prolonged QT interval predicts cardiac and all-cause mortality in the elderly. The Rotterdam Study.},
  author={Martine C de Bruyne and Arno Wilhelmus Hoes and Jan A. Kors and Albert Hofman and Jan H van Bemmel and Diederick E. Grobbee},
  journal={European heart journal},
  year={1999},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={278-84}
}
AIMS To examine the association between heart-rate corrected QT prolongation and cardiac and all-cause mortality in the population-based Rotterdam Study among men and women aged 55 years or older and to compare the prognostic value of the QT interval, using different formulas to correct for heart rate. METHODS AND RESULTS After exclusion of participants with arrhythmias or bundle branch block on the ECG, the study population consisted of 2083 men and 3158 women. The QT interval was computed… CONTINUE READING

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