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Editor's Correspondence
October 23, 2006

Prolonged Ventricular Repolarization in Hypertension: Is It Heart Rate?

Arch Intern Med. 2006;166(19):2157. doi:10.1001/archinte.166.19.2157-a

We read with great interest the article by Schillaci et al1 examining the relationship between heart rate–corrected QT (QTc) interval duration and morbidity and mortality in hypertension. This article adds to the numerous articles relating QTc prolongation to increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.2