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Prognostic Value of T wave Positivity in Lead aVR in COVID-19 Pneumonia
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  • fatih sivri,
  • fatih aksoy,
  • burakhan akçay
fatih sivri
Adnan Menderes Universitesi

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Samsun Egitim ve Arastirma Hastanesi
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Hatay Il Saglik Mudurlugu
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fatih aksoy
Süleyman Demirel Üniversitesi
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burakhan akçay
Hatay Il Saglik Mudurlugu
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Background:T wave positivity in the lead aVR is a marker of ventricular repolarization abnormality and provides information on short and long-term cardiovascular mortality in patients who have heart failure, anterior myocardial infarction, and receive hemodialysis for various reasons. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between T wave positivity in the lead aVR on superficial ECG and mortality from COVID-19 pneumonia. Methods: This study retrospectively included 130 patients who were diagnosed with COVID-19 and treated as an outpatient or in the thoracic diseases ward in a single center between January 2021 and June 2021. All patients included in the study had clinical and radiological features and signs of COVID-19 pneumonia. The COVID-19 diagnosis of all patients was confirmed by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) studied from an oropharyngeal swab Results: A total of 130 patients were included in this study. Patients were divided into 2 groups: survived and deceased. There were 55 patients (with a mean age of 64.76-14.93 years, 58.18% male, 41.12% female) in the survived group, while there were 75 patients (with a mean age of 65-15 years, 58.67% male, 41.33% female) in the deceased group. The univariate and multivariate regression analyses showed that positive TAVR (OR: 5.151, 95% CI: 1.001-26.504, p: 0.0012), lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) (OR: 1.006, 95% CI: 1.001-1.010, p: 0.012) and D-dimer (OR:1.436, 95% CI: 1.115-1.848, p: 0.005) were independent risk factors for mortality Conclusions: positive TAaVR is useful in risk stratification for COVID-19 pneumonia mortality. KEY WORLD:Electrocardıographıa, positive TAaVR, COVID-19 pneumonia, mortality