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Transmural dispersion of repolarization and atrial electromechanical coupling: complementary indices for quantifying cardiac electrical heterogeneity in patients with conversion disorder

Authors Tokatli A, Yiginer O, Degirmencioglu G, Kilicaslan F, Uzun M

Received 9 May 2015

Accepted for publication 19 May 2015

Published 20 July 2015 Volume 2015:11 Pages 1077—1080

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/TCRM.S88250

Checked for plagiarism Yes

Editor who approved publication: Professor Garry Walsh

Alptug Tokatli,1 Omer Yiginer,2 Gokhan Degirmencioglu,2 Fethi Kilicaslan,3 Mehmet Uzun2

1Department of Cardiology, Golcuk Military Hospital, Kocaeli, 2Department of Cardiology, GATA Haydarpasa Hospital, 3Department of Cardiology, Medipol University, Istanbul, Turkey

We read with great interest the article entitled “P-wave and QT dispersion in patients with conversion disorder” by Izci et al1 in Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management. In this well designed research, Izci et al studied QT dispersion (QTd) and P-wave dispersion (Pd) in patients with conversion disorder (CD). In conclusion, they reported that corrected QT (QTc) and QTd values were significantly altered in patients with CD when compared to healthy controls, but that there was no significant difference in terms of Pd.

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