The terminal part of the QT interval (T peak to T end): a predictor of mortality after acute myocardial infarction.

@article{Erikssen2012TheTP,
  title={The terminal part of the QT interval (T peak to T end): a predictor of mortality after acute myocardial infarction.},
  author={Gunnar Erikssen and Knut Liest\ol and Lars Gullestad and Kristina Hermann Haugaa and Bj\orn Bendz and Jan Peder Amlie},
  journal={Annals of noninvasive electrocardiology : the official journal of the International Society for Holter and Noninvasive Electrocardiology, Inc},
  year={2012},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={85-94}
}
BACKGROUND The terminal part of the QT interval (T peak to T end; Tp-e)-an index for dispersion of cardiac repolarization-is often prolonged in patients experiencing malignant ventricular arrhythmias after acute myocardial infarction (AMI). We wanted to explore whether high Tp-e might predict mortality or fatal arrhythmia post-AMI. METHODS Tp-e was measured prospectively in 1359/1384 (98.2%) consecutive patients with ST elevation (n = 525) or non-ST elevation (n = 859) myocardial infarction… CONTINUE READING