QT dispersion predicts mortality and correlates with both coronary artery calcification and atherosclerosis in hemodialysis patients

Guney M., Ozkok A., Caliskan Y., Pusuroglu H., Yazici H., TEPE S., ...More

INTERNATIONAL UROLOGY AND NEPHROLOGY, vol.46, no.3, pp.599-605, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


QT dispersion (QTd) was shown to be an independent predictor of mortality in hemodialysis (HD) patients. It may be hypothesized that coronary artery calcification is related to QTd in HD patients because widespread calcification may also involve the cardiac conducting system in these patients. In this study, we aimed to investigate the relationships of corrected QTd (QTcd) with coronary artery calcification score (CACS), carotid plaque score (CPS) and possible influence of these parameters on survival of HD patients.