This is a translation of a German web site. Don’t be confused if you encounter poor wording. The presented data and the calculations are correct.
Please enter values for heart rate or RR interval and QT interval.
QTc values are rounded to milliseconds.
Transgression of QTc limits is indicated by colors yellow and red, according to the ESC guidelines of 2015 – see below.
For formulae, see below.
At a measured QT of 408 ms, QTc is the following depending on heart rate:
Unfortunately, the limits for Long and Short QT Syndrome are disputed. According to one of the most recent publications (ESC Guidelines, 2015):
Further information:
QT-Interval (Wikipedia)
Long QT Syndrome (Wikipedia)
Short QT Syndrome (Wikipedia)
ESC 2015, Mazzanti 2014, Gollob 2011, AHA 2009, FDA 2005, Schwartz 1993, Schwartz 1985
Please be advised that this section presents data from a single study which has some limitations. Be careful.
The exact distribution of QTc values in the normal population is unknown; there are, however, large scale studies.
The following is based on a study by Vandenberk et al., 2016 on 6,609 Europeans, aged 59.8±16.2 years. The recorded ECGs had heart rates of 68.8±10.6 beats per minute.
The distribution of Bazett values is shown in gray.
For women Vandenberk et. al. recorded a QTc_{Fri} interval of 417±25 ms.
For men they recorded a QTc_{Fri}interval of 412±24 ms.
Assuming a normal Distribution, 20,000 measurements can be simulated. You can see clearly how rare long and short QT values are in the normal population:
There is a version of this QTc calculator for iPhone and iPad: nine correction formulas, graphical representation of results and a small knowledge base. more
correction formula: \(\text{QTc}_{\text{Bzt}} =\frac{\text{QT}}{\sqrt{\text{RR}}}\)
published in 1920; 39 subjects
original publication: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/doi?DOI=10.1111/j.1542-474X.1997.tb00325.x
Sometimes spelled »Fredericia«.
correction formula: \(\text{QTc}_{\text{Fri}} = \frac{\text{QT}}{\sqrt[3]{\text{RR}}}\)
published in 1920; 50 subjects
original publication: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.0954-6820.1920.tb18266.x
correction formula (for msec): \(\text{QTlc} = 1000 (\text{QT} + 0,154 (1 – \text{RR}))\)
published in 1992; 5.018 subjects
original publication: https://www.ajconline.org/article/0002-9149(92)90562-D/pdf
correction formula: \(\text{QTc}_\text{H} = \text{QT} + 1,75 (\text{HR} -60)\)
published in 1983; 607 subjects
original publication (page 694, bottom): http://www.onlinejacc.org/content/1/2_Part_2/577
correction formula: \(\text{QTc}_\text{Mod} = \text{QT}(120 + \text{HR})/180\)
published 2014; 57,595 subjects
original publication: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167527314008134
correction formula men: \(\text{QTc}_\text{LogLin} = \text{QT} + 387 (1 - \text{RR}^{0,37})\)
correction formula women: \(\text{QTc}_\text{LogLin} = \text{QT} + 409 (1 - \text{RR}^{0,39})\)
published 2014; 57,595 subjects
original publication: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167527314008134
\(\text{RR} = \frac{60}{\text{HR}}\)
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