Among patients with left bundle branch block, T-wave peak to T-wave end time is prolonged in the presence of acute coronary occlusion.

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International journal of cardiology, ISSN: 1874-1754, Vol: 236, Page: 1-4

Publication Year:
2017
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28082087
DOI:
10.1016/j.ijcard.2017.01.064
Author(s):
Dodd, Kenneth W, Elm, Kendra D, Dodd, Erin M, Smith, Stephen W
Publisher(s):
Elsevier BV
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Medicine
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Assessing the effect of myocardial ischemia on ventricular repolarization in the setting of left bundle branch block (LBBB) poses a challenge due to secondary prolongation of the QT interval inherent in LBBB. The T-wave peak to T-wave end (TpTe) interval has been noted to prolong during myocardial ischemia and correct after reperfusion in patients with normal conduction. Here we compare the TpTe intervals of patients with LBBB both with and without complete acute coronary occlusion (ACO).

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