Electrocardiographic P-wave characteristics in patients with psoriasis vulgaris


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Bacaksiz A. , ERDOGAN E., TASAL A., VATANKULU M. A. , KUL S., SEVGILI E., ...More

UPSALA JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.118, no.1, pp.35-41, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 118 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/03009734.2012.744372
  • Title of Journal : UPSALA JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.35-41

Abstract

Purpose. Psoriasis vulgaris is one of the most common skin disorders. Patients with psoriasis carry an excessive risk of atrial fibrillation (AF). The differences between the maximum (Pmax) and the minimum (Pmin) P-wave duration on ECG are defined as P-wave dispersion (PWD). Prolongation of PWD is an independent risk factor for the development of AF. The aim of this the study was to investigate P-wave duration and PWD in patients with psoriasis.