Electrocardiographic abnormalities in patients with right ventricular dilation due to acute pulmonary embolism

Rishi Sukhija, Wilbert S. Aronow, Chul Ahn, Priyanka Kakar

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Abstract

In a study of 190 patients with acute pulmonary embolism, right ventricular dilation was present in 64 (34%), mean age 58 ± 15 years. The 18 electrocardiographic abnormalities on the 12-lead electrocardiogram had a sensitivity of 8-69%, a specificity of 70-98%, a positive predictive value of 23-69%, a negative predictive value of 64-83%, a likelihood ratio for a positive test of 1.3-4.4, and a likelihood ratio for a negative test of 0.41-1.10 in predicting right ventricular dilation in patients with acute pulmonary embolism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)57-60
Number of pages4
JournalCardiology
Volume105
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2005

Keywords

  • Acute pulmonary embolism
  • Electrocardiographic abnormalities
  • Right ventricular dilation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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