An easy method for monitoring patients with pulmonary Hypertension: P-wave dispersion.

CIMEN A., Emet S.

Cardiovascular journal of Africa, vol.30, pp.1-6, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.5830/cvja-2019-053
  • Journal Name: Cardiovascular journal of Africa
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-6
  • Keywords: P-wave dispersion, functional status, haemodynamic parameters, pulmonary artery hypertension, ARTERIAL-HYPERTENSION, EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION, AMERICAN SOCIETY, RIGHT HEART, SURVIVAL, ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY, GUIDELINES, MECHANISMS, DISEASE, ADULTS
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


Background: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a haemodynamic and pathophysiological condition with restricted flow through the pulmonary arterial circulation. In pulmonary hypertension, right ventricular hypertrophy and diastolic dysfunction can lead to an increase in atrial strain, fibrosis and dilation, which cause inhomogeneous atrial conduction. Interlead variation in P-wave duration is called P-wave dispersion (PwD), which is an electrocardiographic parameter that can be used to predict atrial arrhythmias. Our aim was to investigate the relationship between PwD, functional capacity, and invasive and non-invasive haemodynamic parameters of patients diagnosed with PAH.