Anxiety and P wave dispersion in a healthy young population

Uyarel H., Kasikcioglu H., Dayi S., Tartan Z., Karabulut A. , Uzunlar B., ...More

CARDIOLOGY, vol.104, no.3, pp.162-168, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 104 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1159/000087874
  • Title of Journal : CARDIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.162-168


Background: P wave dispersion (P-d), defined as the difference between the maximum (P-max) and the minimum P wave duration (P-min), and P-max are electrocardiographic (ECG) markers that have been used to evaluate the discontinuous propagation of sinus impulses and the prolongation of atrial conduction time. P-d in normal subjects has been reported to be influenced by the autonomic tone, which induces changes in atrial size and the velocity of impulse propagation. However, the association between P-d and anxiety has not been studied in normal subjects.