Acute stroke increases QT dispersion in patients without known cardiac diseases

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Afsar N. , Fak A., Metzger J., Van Melle G., Kappenberger L., Bogousslavsky J.

ARCHIVES OF NEUROLOGY, vol.60, no.3, pp.346-350, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 60 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1001/archneur.60.3.346
  • Title of Journal : ARCHIVES OF NEUROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.346-350


Background: Electrocardiographic changes are well known to appear with acute cerebrovascular events. Objective: To investigate if QT dispersion (QTd) is increased in patients who have an acute stroke and if this increase could be related to lesion extent and/or localization.