Effects of obesity on QT, RR, and QTc intervals

Alaa El-Gamal, Dympna Gallagher, Ali Nawras, Pragnesh Gandhi, Jorge Gomez, David B. Allison, Jonathan S. Steinberg, Donald Shumacher, Roy Blank, Steven B. Heymsfield

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Abstract

In conclusion, the results of the present study demonstrate that QTc interval duration is significantly associated with relative body mass and fatness. The underlying mechanisms and clinical significance of these findings remain unknown and are important topics for future investigation. Finally, obesity may be one of the most common causes of prolonged QTc intervals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)956-959
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Volume75
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 May 1995
Externally publishedYes

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