The QT interval throughout the first 6 months of life: A prospective study

P. J. Schwartz, M. Montemerlo, M. Facchini, P. Salice, D. Rosti, G. Poggio, R. Giorgetti

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Abstract

A prospective electrocardiographic study was designed to establish baseline values for electrocardiographic measurements, with specific reference to the QT interval infancy, and to test the 'QT hypothesis' for the sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). In this ongoing study, ECGs are recorded on the fourth day of life and in the second, fourth and six months. The state of health at 1 year is ascertained by a phone call. So far, 4205 newborns have been enrolled. The mean QTc (QT interval corrected for heart rate) was 397 ± 18 msec (± SD) at the fourth day, 409 ± 15 msec (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)496-501
Number of pages6
JournalCirculation
Volume66
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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