Electroencephalography laboratory diagnosis of prolonged QT interval.

Journal Article

Patients with prolongation of the QT interval are at risk for significant neurological morbidity and mortality secondary to ventricular tachyarrhythmias. These patients frequently undergo electroencephalographic (EEG) examination to evaluate episodes of loss of consciousness, which may be associated with convulsions. Electrocardiogram recording as a part of the EEG is a simple and common practice, but analysis for possible QT prolongation is not routinely performed by electroencephalographers. This is, in part, due to the fact that while calculation of the corrected QT interval is straight forward, a calculator is generally required. A nomogram that is presented simplifies determination of the corrected QT interval, facilitating diagnosis of prolongation of the QT interval in the EEG laboratory.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gospe, SM; Gabor, AJ

Published Date

  • September 1990

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 28 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 387 - 390

PubMed ID

  • 2241121

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1531-8249

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0364-5134

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/ana.410280315

Language

  • eng