P wave dispersion, Tpeak-Tend interval, and Tp-e/QT ratio in children with psoriasis

Çetin M., Yavuz İ. H., Gumustas M., Özaydın Yavuz G.

CARDIOLOGY IN THE YOUNG, vol.30, no.3, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1017/s1047951119002968
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Agricultural & Environmental Science Database, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory, multi-system disease that often begins in childhood and characterised by inflammatory skin, nails, scalp, and joint manifestations. The inflammation in psoriasis may promote some effect on the cardiac conduction system. Objective: The aim of this study is to investigate myocardial repolarisation anomaly on the conducting system in the paediatric psoriasis using P wave dispersion, Tpeak-Tend interval, and Tp-e/QT ratio. Methods: Forty-two patients diagnosed with psoriasis and 37 age- and sex-matched healthy children were enrolled in the study. Electrocardiographic parameters in psoriasis and control group were recorded from an electrocardiogram for each patient. Results: The results indicated that the parameters including Pdis, QTc dis, Tp-e dis interval, and Tp-e max/QTmax ratios, which are known to be key indicators for the prediction of severe atrial or ventricular arrhythmia and sudden cardiac death and also important parameters used as the indicators for the non-invasive evaluation of the transmural heterogeneity were significantly longer in the study group compared to the control group (p < 0.05). Conclusions: This study includes the evidence linking psoriasis with increased myocardial repolarisation heterogeneity. These findings suggest that this patient population may be at an increased risk for arrhythmias. Our findings may be a basis for further studies.