Prolonged signal-averaged P wave duration as a prognostic marker for morbidity and mortality in patients with congestive heart failure.

@article{Dixen2003ProlongedSP,
  title={Prolonged signal-averaged P wave duration as a prognostic marker for morbidity and mortality in patients with congestive heart failure.},
  author={Ulrik Dixen and Laura Wallevik and Maja S Hansen and Anne Haghfelt and Katja F Aqraou and Steen Z. Abildstrom and Erik Frandsen and Gorm Boje Jensen},
  journal={Scandinavian cardiovascular journal : SCJ},
  year={2003},
  volume={37 4},
  pages={193-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prognostic roles of prolonged signal-averaged P wave duration (SAPWD), raised levels of natriuretic peptides, and clinical characteristics in patients with stable congestive heart failure (CHF). DESIGN The SAPWD was assessed from a signal-averaged electrocardiogram (SAECG), and the plasma levels of N-terminal pro-atrial natriuretic peptide (Nt-proANP) and N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (Nt-proBNP) were measured in 43 consecutive patients with stable CHF… CONTINUE READING