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 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.5543/tkda.2021.80540
  • Title of Journal : TURK KARDIYOLOJI DERNEGI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF CARDIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.387-394

Abstract

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.