[Home ] [Archive]    
:: Main :: About :: Current Issue :: Archive :: Search :: Submit :: Contact ::
:: Volume 12, Issue 4 (Autumn 2021) ::
Caspian J Intern Med 2021, 12(4): 526-532 Back to browse issues page
Early Repolarization and the Severity of Coronary Artery Disease: A Case-control Study
Roholla Hemmati , Yousef Mohsenzadeh , Shirvan Salaminia * , Fatemeh Sayehmiri
Department of Cardiac Surgery, Yasuj University of Medical Science, Yasuj, Iran , ssalaminia@yums.ac.ir
Abstract:   (2516 Views)
Background: Early repolarization (ER) is a common finding of the routine electrocardiogram (ECG). The ER usually considered a benign ECG finding, nevertheless a controversy. This study was conducted to investigate the relationship between early repolarization (ER) and the severity of coronary artery disease in patients with a diagnostic coronary angiography.
Methods: This case-control study included ninety patients (45 patients and 45 control groups) with a diagnostic angiography and was conducted in 2015. After obtaining informed consent, patients with angiography for ER were considered as cases and those for other purposes were as controls. Data were analyzed using SPSS software Version 16. A p-value lesser than 0.05 was significant.
Results: The frequency of ER was higher in men (75.6%), and there was a significant relationship between sex and ER (P=0.003). The mean age of the patients in the ER group was lower than that of non-ER patients, but not statistically significant (P=0.1). Abnormal angiography was more prevalent in patients with ER than non-ER patients (59.6% vs. 40.4%). ER morphology showed a significant correlation to abnormal angiography and also stenosis severity (P=0.035).
Conclusion: ER was higher in men than in women. There was a significant correlation between the existence of ER morphology and atherosclerosis severity. Screening programs for ER detection may reduce the risk of arrhythmias and prevent related complications.
Keywords: Early Repolarization, coronary artery disease, electrocardiogram, angiography
Full-Text [PDF 285 kb]   (443 Downloads)    
Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Cardiology
Received: 2019/02/22 | Accepted: 2020/08/25 | Published: 2021/09/19
Send email to the article author

Add your comments about this article
Your username or Email:


XML     Print

Download citation:
BibTeX | RIS | EndNote | Medlars | ProCite | Reference Manager | RefWorks
Send citation to:

Hemmati R, Mohsenzadeh Y, Salaminia S, Sayehmiri F. Early Repolarization and the Severity of Coronary Artery Disease: A Case-control Study. Caspian J Intern Med. 2021; 12 (4) :526-532
URL: http://caspjim.com/article-1-1778-en.html

Rights and permissions
Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
Volume 12, Issue 4 (Autumn 2021) Back to browse issues page
Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
Persian site map - English site map - Created in 0.04 seconds with 29 queries by YEKTAWEB 4419