Effect of weight loss on QTc dispersion in obese subjects

Ergün Seyfeli, Mehmet Duru, Güven Kuvandik, Hasan Kaya, Fatih Yalçin

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Abstract

Objective: Increased QTc dispersion is a predictor for ventricular arrhythmias. The aim of this study was to investigate whether QTc dispersion decreases after weight loss program with diet and medical treatment. Methods: Total 30 (24 women and 6 men, mean age: 44±8 years) obese subjects who lost at least 10% of their original weight after 12 week weight loss program were included in present study. Obesity was defined as ≥30 kg/m2 of body mass index (BMI). Normal weight was defined as ≤25 kg/m2 of BMI. Results: After 12 week weight loss program, BMI decr eased from 42±5 kg/m2 to 36±4 kg/m2 (p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)126-129
Number of pages4
JournalAnadolu Kardiyoloji Dergisi
Volume6
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Electrocardiographic marker
  • Obesity
  • QTc dispersion
  • Weight loss

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Seyfeli, E., Duru, M., Kuvandik, G., Kaya, H., & Yalçin, F. (2006). Effect of weight loss on QTc dispersion in obese subjects. Anadolu Kardiyoloji Dergisi, 6(2), 126-129.