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Prolonged QTc interval predicts all-cause mortality in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: an association driven by high inflammatory burden

Panoulas, V.F. and Toms, T.E. and Douglas, K.M.J. and Sandoo, A. and Metsios, G.S. and Stavropoulos-Kalinoglou, A. and Kitas, G.D. (2013) Prolonged QTc interval predicts all-cause mortality in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: an association driven by high inflammatory burden. Rheumatology ((1)). pp. 131-137. DOI: 10.1093/rheumatology/ket338

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Abstract

RA associates with an increased rate of sudden cardiac death (SCD). A prolonged QTc interval has been associated with arrhythmogenic and SCD in patients with long QT syndrome. Despite the previously reported contemporary association of CRP with SCD, thus far no studies have examined the association of QTc with mortality in RA, a condition characterized by high inflammatory burden. The aim of this study was to examine the role of electrocardiography (QT corrected interval) in predicting all-cause mortality in patients with RA who have an increased rate of SCD and a high inflammatory burden.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Research Publications
Departments: College of Health and Behavioural Sciences > School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2014 16:38
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2015 03:03
ISSN: 1462-0324
URI: http://e.bangor.ac.uk/id/eprint/647
Identification Number: DOI: 10.1093/rheumatology/ket338
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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