OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to investigate the potential alterations in electrocardiographic (ECG) pattern in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). PATIENTS: Fifty PCOS patients and 50 age- and body mass index-matched healthy women were studied. METHODS: We assessed hormonal and metabolic pattern, and performed ECG analysis for evaluating PQ interval, QRS duration, minimum and maximum QT interval corrected for heart rate (QT(c)min and QT(c)max, respectively), corrected QT dispersion (QT(c)d), corrected J point/T-wave interval (JTend(c)), corrected JTmax interval (JTmax(c)), and corrected Tmax-end interval (Tmax-end(c)). RESULTS: QT(c)min (399 +/- 21 vs. 396 +/- 25 ms, P = 0.51); QT(c) max (445 +/- 25 vs. 443 +/- 27 ms, P = 0.70); and QT(c)d (46 +/- 13 vs. 47 +/- 15 ms, P = 0.72); JTend(c) (337 +/- 14 vs. 336 +/- 16 ms(1/2), P = 0.74); and JTmax(c) (256 +/- 22 vs. 258 +/- 21 ms(1/2), P = 0.64); Tmax-end(c) (81 +/- 18 vs. 78 +/- 19 ms(1/2), P = 0.42) were not significantly different between PCOS and healthy women. CONCLUSION: Despite profound differences in hormonal and metabolic pattern, our data demonstrate no significant difference in ECG pattern in PCOS compared to healthy controls.

Lack of electrocardiographic changes in women with polycystic ovary syndrome.

ORIO, FRANCESCO;PALOMBA, STEFANO;CASCELLA, TERESA;MANGUSO, FRANCESCO;VUOLO, LAURA;VIGORITO, CARLO;LOMBARDI, GAETANO;COLAO, ANNAMARIA;F. Giallauria
2007

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OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to investigate the potential alterations in electrocardiographic (ECG) pattern in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). PATIENTS: Fifty PCOS patients and 50 age- and body mass index-matched healthy women were studied. METHODS: We assessed hormonal and metabolic pattern, and performed ECG analysis for evaluating PQ interval, QRS duration, minimum and maximum QT interval corrected for heart rate (QT(c)min and QT(c)max, respectively), corrected QT dispersion (QT(c)d), corrected J point/T-wave interval (JTend(c)), corrected JTmax interval (JTmax(c)), and corrected Tmax-end interval (Tmax-end(c)). RESULTS: QT(c)min (399 +/- 21 vs. 396 +/- 25 ms, P = 0.51); QT(c) max (445 +/- 25 vs. 443 +/- 27 ms, P = 0.70); and QT(c)d (46 +/- 13 vs. 47 +/- 15 ms, P = 0.72); JTend(c) (337 +/- 14 vs. 336 +/- 16 ms(1/2), P = 0.74); and JTmax(c) (256 +/- 22 vs. 258 +/- 21 ms(1/2), P = 0.64); Tmax-end(c) (81 +/- 18 vs. 78 +/- 19 ms(1/2), P = 0.42) were not significantly different between PCOS and healthy women. CONCLUSION: Despite profound differences in hormonal and metabolic pattern, our data demonstrate no significant difference in ECG pattern in PCOS compared to healthy controls.
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