QTc dispersion in children with severe head trauma


Ozdemir D., Ozdemir N., Unal N., Tektas S.

PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY CARE, vol.21, no.10, pp.658-661, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/01.pec.0000181427.25342.e0
  • Journal Name: PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY CARE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.658-661
  • Keywords: QTc interval, QTc dispersion, childhood, severe head trauma, TORSADES-DE-POINTES, BRAIN INJURY, SUDDEN-DEATH, SUBARACHNOID HEMORRHAGE, INTERVAL PROLONGATION, VENTRICULAR-TACHYCARDIA, CARDIAC-ARRHYTHMIAS, RATE-VARIABILITY, HYPOKALEMIA, RISK
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Objective: Corrected QT (QTc) interval prolongation has been described after subarachnoid hemorrhage and head injury in adults. Abnormal QTc prolongation is associated with a higher risk of ventricular arrhythmias. The aim of this study was to analyze QTc interval and QTc dispersion in children with severe head trauma.