Effects of anxiety on QT dispersion in healthy young men

Uyarel H., Okmen E., Cobanoglu N., Karabulut A. , Cam N.

ACTA CARDIOLOGICA, cilt.61, sa.1, ss.83-87, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 61 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Doi Numarası: 10.2143/ac.61.1.2005144
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.83-87


Objective - QT dispersion (QTd) is the maximal interlead difference in QT interval on the surface 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG). An increase in QTd is found in various cardiac diseases and reflects cardiac autonomic imbalance. It has recently been associated with increased anxiety levels, thereby predisposing affected individuals to fatal heart disease. This is the biggest study to assess QTd in anxiety, as a marker of anxiety-induced cardiac dysregulation.