KARDIOLOGIA POLSKA, vol.73, no.8, pp.637-643, 2015 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
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.