There are multiple nasal airway pathologies leading to upper airway obstruction
, and one of the most common ones is nasal septum deviation
(NSD). Our study aimed to evaluate the effect of nasal septal surgery in patients with NSD on ventricular arrhythmogenesis using the novel electrocardiographic parameters, Tp-e interval
, and Tp-e/QT ratio
This retrospective cross-sectional study included 102 consecutive patients diagnosed with NSD. All participants completed a validated outcomes instrument (the NOSE scale), echocardiographic and electrocardiographic evaluation before and 3 months after septoplasty. The degree of nasal septal deviation was evaluated with the Dreher classification.
All of the electrocardiography parameters (except heart rate and QTmin) were significantly decreased with the septoplasty operation. Electrocardiographic parameters have significantly decreased especially in marked NSD patients. (Δ = difference between the preoperative and postoperative values) ΔNOSE was positively correlated both ΔcTp-e (r = 0.348, P
< .001) and ΔcTp-e/QT values (r = 0.536, P
Consequently, marked NSD was associated with increased risk of arrhythmogenesis, which were too much improved after septoplasty. So, treatment of especially marked NSD not only reduces otolaryngological complaints, but also leads to improvement of ventricular repolarization parameters.