STUDY OF THE EFFECT OF LEFT VENTRICULAR HYPERTROPHY ON g-T DISPERSION IN PATIENTS WITH ESSENTIAL HYPERTENSION
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There is increasing interest in Q-T dispersion as a marker of inhomogenicity of ventricular repolarization and hence ventricular arrhythmia due to re-entery. This study was performed to assess QT- dispersion in hypertensive patients with and without left ventricular hypertrophy. The study included 50 hypertensive patients: 25 patients with left ventricular hypertrophy (LW-I) (Echo-diagnosed) as group I and 25 without LVH as group H. Every patient was subjected to full history taking and thorough clinical examination, analysis of serum sodium and potassium. ECG for measurement of QT- dispersion and echocardiography for detection of left ventricular hypertrophy. The study showed that: QT dispersion was significantly increased in presence of left ventricular hypertrophy in hypertensive patients compared with that in hypertensives without left ventricular hypertrophy. So, early detection of LVH is of important valve in detecting the hypertensives who are at higher risk for arrhythmia and sudden death. Those patients must be investigated by arrhythmogenic marker.