Weight reduction, either by dietary or surgical means, is associated with prolongation of the heart rate corrected QT interval (QTc = QT/R-R0.5) and, on occasion, sudden death. Screening subjects with obesity before weight loss for prolonged QTc intervals is an accepted practice, although at present, there are no guidelines for whether subjects should be fasting before electrocardiogram (EKG) evaluation.

QTc interval (cardiac repolarization): lengthening after meals.

Pietrobelli, Angelo;
1997

Abstract

Weight reduction, either by dietary or surgical means, is associated with prolongation of the heart rate corrected QT interval (QTc = QT/R-R0.5) and, on occasion, sudden death. Screening subjects with obesity before weight loss for prolonged QTc intervals is an accepted practice, although at present, there are no guidelines for whether subjects should be fasting before electrocardiogram (EKG) evaluation.
dietary; QT interval; obesity
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