The QT, QTc, QS2 intervals, pre-ejection period-left ventricular ejection time ratios and serum lipoprotein levels were measured in 8 patients with primary hypercholesterolemia before and after a 3-month therapy with probucol, 1 g/day. Both QT and QTc intervals increased significantly, whereas no significant changes were observed between the pre- and post-treatment QT QS2 and pre-ejection period-left ventricular ejection time ratios. These results help to explain why treatment with probucol, while effecting a prolongation of the QTc interval, does not result in serious arrhythmias in man.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine