Assessment of myocardial repolarisation parameters in patients with familial Mediterranean fever

KARAMAN K., KARAYAKALI M., Erken E., Demirtas A., Ozturk M., Altunkas F., ...More

CARDIOVASCULAR JOURNAL OF AFRICA, vol.28, no.3, pp.154-158, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.5830/cvja-2016-074
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.154-158
  • Keywords: familial Mediterranean fever, myocardial repolarisation, cTp-Te interval, cTp-Te/QT ratio, TORSADES-DE-POINTES, TP-E/QT RATIO, QT DISPERSION, DIASTOLIC FUNCTION, END INTERVAL, RISK, INDEX, PEAK, ATHEROSCLEROSIS, ARRHYTHMIAS
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No


Background: Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is a chronic, recurrent auto-inflammatory disease characterised by self-terminating attacks of fever and sterile polyserositis. The main cause of death in auto-inflammatory diseases is cardiovascular events. Additionally, auto-inflammatory diseases have potential effects on the myocardial repolarisation parameters, including the T-wave peak-to-end (Tp-Te) interval, cTp-Te interval (corrected Tp-Te) and the cTp-Te/QT ratio. The aim of this study was to analyse the efficacy of myocardial repolarisation alterations in anticipation of cardiovascular risks in patients with FMF.