Navigation Links
How does P wave dispersion change in patients with Wilson's disease?
Date:3/18/2008

Wilson's disease is a severe inherited metabolic disorder, which is associated with intracellular copper overload and multiple organ involvement. Main cardiac manifestations in Wilson's disease include arrhythmias and cardiac failure. Recently, researchers at the Ankara Yksek Ihtisas Hospital and in Ankara University Faculty of Medicine investigated P wave dispersion (PWD) as a non-invasive marker of intra-atrial conduction disturbance in patients with Wilson's disease.

This research, led by Dr. Nurcan Arat is to be published on February 28, 2008 in the World Journal of Gastroenterology.

All the patients were asymptomatic on cardiological examination and had no rhythm disturbances in electrocardiography. Left ventricular and left atrial diameters and left ventricular function were similar in both groups. The Wilson's disease patients had a significantly higher P wave dispersion when compared with the controls. This significant dispersion may correlate to atrial conductance abnormalities like atrial fibrillation.

PWD was significantly higher in Wilson's patients than in the control group. PWD was significantly correlated with the age at diagnosis and serum copper level in patients with Wilson's disease. The team was not able to find any statistically significant correlation between PWD and other clinical and echocardiographic evaluations.

Dr. Arat, leader of the research team, underlined the importance of finding a new non-invasive tool, PWD, to foresee the possible devastating cardiac manifestations like arrhythmias which even asymptomatic patients can suffer from.

Though Wilson's disease is a rare genetic disorder and not a general health problem, the population within this study is large enough to take lessons for the future. Adopting this methodology, both affected people and care giving physicians will have the opportunity to evaluate the risk of cardiac disturbances.

To generate a Wilson's disease population is a tough task. The collaborators within the study did manage, however, to gather a non-negligible number of patients together in Turkey. This clinical research was performed using the resources of Ankara Yksek Ihtisas Hospital. Ankara University Department of Gastroenterology supported them with recruiting additional Wilson's disease patients to the study.

Further research and long term follow-up will confirm and explain the positive PWD data in Wilson's disease patients according to findings of this initiative study.


'/>"/>

Contact: Jing Zhu
wjg@wjgnet.com
0086-105-908-0039
World Journal of Gastroenterology
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Food Bank For New York City Acquires FoodChange
2. Hospitals Agree to Pay Fees in Exchange for More Income, but Consumers in the Dark About What Theyll be Charged Under Nunez Plan
3. New AHIP Report Takes a Ten Year Look at the Unintended Consequences of State Efforts to Change the Insurance Market
4. Women less likely than men to change habits that increase heart disease risk
5. AHPC Holdings, Inc. Announces Intent to Deregister Common Stock With Securities and Exchange
6. Meritain Health Announces Name Change for Acquired Companies
7. Arbios Announces Management Changes
8. Most patients who have male-to-female sex-change surgery are happy, despite complications
9. Diet Change Can Curb Fatty Liver Disease
10. Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease Announces Ideas for Change in Health Care
11. 4-Star Gen. Barry McCaffrey, Former U.S. Drug Czar, & Countrys Top Drug Treatment CEO Barry Karlin to Keynote Palm Beach, FL National Moment Of Change Intervention Conference:
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/28/2016)... California (PRWEB) , ... May 28, 2016 , ... "Color ... to drag and drop a preset onto their media," said Christina Austin - CEO ... Film Studios, editors can quickly and easily add stylish color grades to their footage. ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... 27, 2016 , ... More than a third of American adults are considered ... surgery has received increased attention in recent years, as an article published ... weight loss, most people are familiar with the basic requirements of maintaining a healthy ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... May 27, 2016 , ... An influential resource amongst nurses and ... to shed lights on the variety of topics detailing why we appreciate nurses in ... why this career has gone from being in a major recession to one of ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... May 27, 2016 , ... ... help educate the many who are unaware of the plight of aphasia. In ... run within the “Stroke Awareness” campaign. , The link between stroke and aphasia ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... PALMYRA, Wis. (PRWEB) , ... May 27, 2016 ... ... over $90,000 in scholarships to students studying complementary medicine. Allison Outerbridge is this ... She accepted her award on May 18 at the university’s Student Leadership Awards ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/25/2016)... Germany and GERMANTOWN, Maryland , ... QGEN ; Frankfurt Prime Standard: QIA) today announced ... agreement with Therawis Diagnostics GmbH to develop and commercialize predictive ... and market PITX2 as a marker to predict effectiveness of ... patients. "We are pleased to partner with Therawis, ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... 25, 2016 As illustrated by ... this month, the numbers and momentum of cannabis in ... into the billions, more research and development push the ... State of Legal Marijuana Markets Report  from from ArcView ... much of the increase in sector is attributed to ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... CAMBRIDGE, England , May 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... genomics company employing the precision of circulating tumour ... oncology, today announces the appointment of Professor ... will provide medical leadership across the clinical development ... that Inivata,s products help deliver significant improvements in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: