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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 611-615

QT interval changes in term pregnant women living at moderately high altitude


1 Department of Obstetric and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Bezmialem Vakif University, Istanbul, Turkey
2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Nenehatun Hospital, Erzurum, Turkey
3 Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Bezmialem Vakif University, Istanbul, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
G Batmaz
Department of Obstetric and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Bezmialem Vakif University, Adnan Menderes Bulvari, Fatih, Istanbul
Turkey
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1119-3077.188707

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Objective: This study aimed to compare the QT interval changes in women with term pregnancy living at moderately high altitude (1890 m in Erzurum, Turkey) with those of women living at sea level (31 m in İstanbul, Turkey). Materials and Methods: One-hundred ten women (n = 55, for each group) with full-term and single child pregnancies. Two different locations in that state were selected: İstanbul, Turkey, which is at 31 m above sea level (Group 1) and Erzurum, Turkey, at 1890 m above sea level (Group 2). Physicians from the two locations participated in the study. We estimated QTc, QTc Max, QTc Min, QT, and QTcd intervals. Results: Moderately high altitude group had significantly longer QT parameters (QTc, QTc Max, QTc Min, QT, and QTcd intervals) compared with sea level group (P < 0.01, for all). Conclusions: According to our results, QT interval changes occur in term pregnant women living moderately high altitude. These changes may be associated with pregnancy-related cardiovascular complications in moderately high altitude.


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