EVALUATION OF SURFACE ECG CHANGES IN PREGNANT WOMEN WITH GESTATIONAL DIABETES MELLITUS


Gencer M. G., Gazi E., Temiz A., Hacivelioglu S., Gungor A. C., Barutcu A., ...More

ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA, vol.30, no.1, pp.227-231, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Journal Name: ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.227-231
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Objective: Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) has an increased risk of maternal and fetal complications. Increased maternal cardiac risk is one of the most important complications. QT dispersion and Tp-e duration are findings of surface electrocardiogram (ECG) and they are used an index of inhomogeneity in ventricular electrical activity, and prolongation of QT dispersion is related to increased incidence of ventricular arrhythmias. In this study, we aimed to investigate QT dispersion, Tp-e interval and Tp-eIQT ratio in pregnant women with GDM and emphasize the increased cardiac risk and the importance of GDM screening