Effect of obesity on P-wave dispersion and QT dispersion in women

E. Seyfeli, M. Duru, G. Kuvandik, H. Kaya, F. Yalcin

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Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of obesity on dispersion of P-wave duration and QTc interval in obese women. Methods: Forty-two obese women (Body mass index (BMI)=40±3 kg/m2, mean age 45±9 years) and compared age-matched (BMI=22±1 kg/m 2, mean age 41±6 years) twenty-five non-obese women were included in our study. Maximum and minimum P-wave duration, P-wave dispersion (difference between the maximum and the minimum P-wave duration), maximum and minimum QTc interval, and QTc dispersion (the difference between the maximum and the minimum QTc interval) were measured from 12-lead ECG. ECG's were transferred to a personal computer via a scanner and then used for magnification of 400 times by Adobe Photoshop software. Results: There was significant difference in BMI (40±3 vs 22±1 kg/m2, P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)957-961
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Obesity
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • P-wave dispersion
  • QTc dispersion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Endocrinology
  • Food Science
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism


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