Incidence rates, correlates, and prognosis of electrocardiographic P-wave abnormalities - a nationwide population-based study

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Lehtonen , A O , Langen , V L , Puukka , P J , Kahonen , M , Nieminen , M S , Jula , A M & Niiranen , T J 2017 , ' Incidence rates, correlates, and prognosis of electrocardiographic P-wave abnormalities - a nationwide population-based study ' , Journal of Electrocardiology , vol. 50 , no. 6 , pp. 925-932 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jelectrocard.2017.07.004

Title: Incidence rates, correlates, and prognosis of electrocardiographic P-wave abnormalities - a nationwide population-based study
Author: Lehtonen, Arttu O.; Langen, Ville L.; Puukka, Pauli J.; Kahonen, Mika; Nieminen, Markku S.; Jula, Antti M.; Niiranen, Teemu J.
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Department of Medicine
Date: 2017
Language: eng
Number of pages: 8
Belongs to series: Journal of Electrocardiology
ISSN: 0022-0736
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/298172
Abstract: Background: Scant data exist on incidence rates, correlates, and prognosis of electrocardiographic P-wave abnormalities in the general population. Methods: We recorded ECG and measured conventional cardiovascular risk factors in 5667 Finns who were followed up for incident atrial fibrillation (AF). We obtained repeat ECGs from 3089 individuals I I years later. Results: The incidence rates of prolonged P-wave duration, abnormal P terminal force (PTF), left P-wave axis deviation, and right P-wave axis deviation were 16.0%, 7.4%, 3.4%, and 2.2%, respectively. Older age and higher BMI were associated with incident prolonged P-wave duration and abnormal PTF (P Conclusions: Modifiable risk factors associate with P-wave abnormalities that are common and may represent intermediate steps of atrial cardiomyopathy on a pathway leading to AF. (C) 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Subject: P-wave
Risk marker
Atrial fibrillation
Electrocardiography
Epidemiology
ADVANCED INTERATRIAL BLOCK
ONSET ATRIAL-FIBRILLATION
ATHEROSCLEROSIS RISK
ISCHEMIC-STROKE
GENERAL-POPULATION
HEART-DISEASE
COMMUNITIES
INDEXES
ECG
OBESITY
3121 General medicine, internal medicine and other clinical medicine
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