Predictors for the prolonged R wave peak time among patients with arterial hypertension

Cinier G., YILMAZ A. S., Tekkesin A. I., ÇETİN M.

TURK KARDIYOLOJI DERNEGI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.49, no.5, pp.387-394, 2021 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier identifier


Objective: Hypertension (HT) is prevalent in the general population and is associated with significant cardiovascular adverse events. Major structural and electrical remodeling occurs in the ventricular myocardium in response to the pressure overload. Increased left ventricular mass (LVM) and myocardial fibrosis contribute to the prolongation of the R wave peak time (RWPT), which may indicate electrical remodeling in patients with HT. We evaluated predictors for prolonged RWPT among patients with a previous diagnosis of HT.