Atrial conduction abnormalities in patients with psoriasis vulgaris

Tasal A., Guvenc T. S. , Kul Ş. , BACAKSIZ A., Erdogan E., Sonmez O., ...More

KARDIOLOGIA POLSKA, vol.73, no.8, pp.637-643, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 73 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5603/kp.a2015.0028
  • Title of Journal : KARDIOLOGIA POLSKA
  • Page Numbers: pp.637-643


Background: Psoriasis vulgaris is one of the most common chronic inflammatory skin disorders. Patients with psoriasis are at risk of developing atrial fibrillation (AF). The electromechanical delay (EMD) is the time interval from the onset of the P wave on surface electrocardiography (ECG) to the beginning of the A wave. Prolonged atrial EMD is an independent risk factor for the development of AF.