An Incidental Finding on a Preprocedural Electrocardiogram

A middle-aged, asymptomatic woman with a medical history of Bartter syndrome and chronic kidney disease presented to the ambulatory clinic for a routine outpatient colonoscopy. The nurse practitioner ordered a resting 12-lead electrocardiogram to screen for prolongation of the corrected QT (QTc) interval, associated with increased risk for arrhythmia. The patient was in normal sinus rhythm at 77 beats/min. The QTc was 426 milliseconds. Notched P waves and a negative P terminal force in lead V1 were present.
Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Case Challenge Source Type: research

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Source: ESC Heart Failure - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Short Communication Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
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Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Isr Med Assoc J Source Type: research
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Source: Heart Failure Reviews - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
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Source: Toxicology Letters - Category: Toxicology Authors: Tags: Toxicol Lett Source Type: research
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Source: Postgraduate Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research
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Source: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl Source Type: research
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