Year 2019, Volume 5, Issue 4, Pages 691 - 696 2019-07-04

Increased P wave duration and dispersion is associated with catheter-related atrial fibrillation during electrophysiological study

Yahya Kemal İçen [1] , Hilmi Erdem Sümbül [2] , Mevlüt Koç [3]

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Objectives: Catheter-related atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common cause during electrophysiological study (EPS) and prolongs the duration of the procedure.  In our study, we compared P wave duration and dispersion in patients with and without catheter-related atrial fibrillation during EPS.

Methods: One hundred forty five patients who had normal EPS findings and who were found to have catheter related atrial fibrillation were included in our study. Electrocardiogram was performed in all patients and the pulse rate, the longest P wave duration (Pmax), the shortest P wave duration (Pmin) and the difference between of those (P wave dispersion: Pdisp) were recorded. EPS was performed in all patients. The patients were divided into two groups as the group 1 (without catheter-related AF) and group 2 (with catheter-related AF).

Results: In group 2, EPS time was significantly longer, Pmax and Pdisp were found to be significantly higher, Pmin was found to be significantly lower. Binominal logistic regression analysis revealed that, Pmax (OR: 1.077, 95% CI: 1.043-1.112, p < 0.001), Pmin (OR: 0.889, 95% CI: 0.853-926, p < 0.001) and Pdisp (OR: 1.125, 95% CI: 1.080-1.173, p < 0.001) were all independent predictors for catheter-related AF. In ROC analyses, Pmax cut-off value of 120 ms determined the catheter-related AF with 61% sensitivity and 67% specificity, Pdisp cut-off value of 35 ms determined the catheter-related AF with 80% sensitivity and 71% specificity.

Conclusion: Patients with longer Pdisp and Pmax and shorter Pmin may develop catheter-related AF during EPS. 

Atrial fibrillation, P wave dispersion, electrophysiological study
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Primary Language en
Subjects Health Care Sciences and Services
Journal Section Original Articles
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0003-0070-5281
Author: Yahya Kemal İçen (Primary Author)
Institution: Department of Cardiology, University of Health Sciences, Adana City Training and Research Hospital, Adana, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0002-7192-0280
Author: Hilmi Erdem Sümbül
Institution: Department of Internal Medicine, University of Health Sciences, Adana City Training and Research Hospital, Adana, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0002-3000-4200
Author: Mevlüt Koç
Institution: Department of Cardiology, University of Health Sciences, Adana City Training and Research Hospital, Adana, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Dates

Publication Date: July 4, 2019

EndNote %0 The European Research Journal Increased P wave duration and dispersion is associated with catheter-related atrial fibrillation during electrophysiological study %A Yahya Kemal İçen , Hilmi Erdem Sümbül , Mevlüt Koç %T Increased P wave duration and dispersion is associated with catheter-related atrial fibrillation during electrophysiological study %D 2019 %J The European Research Journal %P -2149-3189 %V 5 %N 4 %R doi: 10.18621/eurj.412058 %U 10.18621/eurj.412058