Prevalence, predictors and clinical implications of prolonged corrected QT in elderly patients with dementia and suspected syncope

Published: 25 October 2018
Author(s): Mario Bo, Alice Ceccofiglio, Chiara Mussi, Giuseppe Bellelli, Franco Nicosia, Daniela Riccio, Anna M. Martone, Assunta Langellotto, Elisabetta Tonon, Gianni Tava, Virginia Boccardi, Pasquale Abete, Michela Tibaldi, Maria L. Aurucci, Gianfranco Fonte, Yolanda Falcone, Andrea Ungar
Issue: October 2018

Long QT and use of QT-prolonging drugs are common among older patients receiving polytherapies, but real-world evidence on their impact in clinical practice is controversial. We investigated prevalence, variables associated and clinical implications of prolonged corrected QT (QTc) among patients from the Syncope and Dementia study.