Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2012; 40(5): 409-413 | DOI: 10.5505/tkda.2012.15246
The prevalence of early repolarization variant in Turkish male subjects: A clinical single center study
Burak Hünük, Alper Kepez, Okan Erdoğan
Department Of Cardiology, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey
Early repolarization variant (ERV) has traditionally been considered to be a benign finding, but the presence of this pattern has recently been associated with vulnerability to ventricular fibrillation in many case reports and casecontrol studies. There is no information regarding the prevalence of ERV in Turkish population. The aim of this study is to evaluate the prevalence of ERV in a sample of healthy Turkish male population.
We assessed the prevalence of ERV on 12-lead electrocardiography in a community-based general population of 504 healthy male subjects (37.3±10.7 year of age). ERV was stratified by two independent cardiologists according to the J-point elevation (>=0.1 mV) in either inferior, lateral or both leads with a slurring or notching in QRS.
The ERV pattern was present in 34 subjects (6.7%): 19 subjects (3.8%) displayed ERV on lateral leads, 7 (1.4%) on inferior leads and 8 (1.6%) on both lateral and inferior leads.
The prevalence of ERV in healthy Turkish male population seems to be similar to the findings of previous population based studies
Early repolarization, ECG, Prevalence, ST segment, J point
How to cite this article
Burak Hünük, Alper Kepez, Okan Erdoğan. The prevalence of early repolarization variant in Turkish male subjects: A clinical single center study. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2012; 40(5): 409-413
Corresponding Author: Okan Erdoğan, Türkiye