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QTc dispersion and risk of cardiac death in peripheral vascular disease

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7064.1081c (Published 26 October 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1081

Dispersion of 60 ms1/2 is insufficient to change clinical management

  1. Nicholas J Linker, Senior registrar in cardiology,
  2. Adam P Fitzpatrick, Consultant cardiologist
  1. Department of Cardiology, University of Manchester, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester M13 9WL

    EDITOR,—Dawood Darbar and colleagues investigated the usefulness of QTc dispersion as a predictor of cardiac death in patients with peripheral vascular disease.1 They compared QTc dispersion in a routine electrocardiogram in patients with peripheral vascular disease who had probably died of cardiac causes with that in those who survived. The mean QTc dispersion in these patients was 86.3 ms1/2 and …

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