Circadian variations of QTc dispersion: Is it a clue to morning increase of sudden cardiac death?

Batur M. K. , Aksoyek S., Oto A., Yildirir A., Ozer N., Atalar E., ...More

CLINICAL CARDIOLOGY, vol.22, no.2, pp.103-106, 1999 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL CARDIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.103-106


Background: Several studies related to cardiac events including sudden death have shown a peak incidence in the early morning hours. It has also been known that acute ischemia is a potent stimulus to increased dispersion of repolarization and development of malignant arrhythmias.