QT interval analysis in individuals with idiopathic mitral valve prolapse


  • Riyadh Abdullah Jasim Babylon Health Directorate, Ministry of Health, Babylon, Iraq.
  • Alaa Yousif Hassan Babylon Health Directorate, Ministry of Health, Babylon, Iraq.
  • Sabah Abed Shadhar Babylon Health Directorate, Ministry of Health, Babylon, Iraq.




Analysis, QT interval, Idiopathic mitral valve prolapse


Objectives: The goals of the study are to determine whether or not there is a correlation between the QT interval and IMVP, to provide an explanation for sudden cardiac death in some cases, and to show how IMVP symptoms are linked to certain arrhythmias.

Methods: QTC intervals were measured in 43 patients with idiopathic mitral valve prolapse (11 men and 32 women with mean age 46±17 years). All patients underwent a clinical and echocardiographic examination, and ECG taking to assess the incidence of long QT in patients with IMVP.

Results: The data show that 36 of the 43 patients with IMVP have a prolonged QT interval, while only 2 of the 38 patients in the control group have. There was also an uptick in arrhythmia cases when the QT interval was prolonged.

Conclusion: Individuals with IMVP have an increased risk of arrhythmias, and this risk is even greater in patients with very long QT, which can cause life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias, as shown by this study.


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How to Cite

Jasim, R. A. ., Hassan, A. Y. ., & Shadhar, S. A. . (2023). QT interval analysis in individuals with idiopathic mitral valve prolapse. Iraq Medical Journal, 7(1). https://doi.org/10.22317/imj.v7i1.1221