Second statement of the Working Group on Electrocardiographic Diagnosis of Left Ventricular Hypertrophy

Ljuba Bacharova, E. Harvey Estes, Lia E. Bang, Joseph A Hill, Peter W. MacFarlane, Ian Rowlandson, Giuseppe Schillaci

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Abstract

The Working Group on Electrocardiographic Diagnosis of Left Ventricular Hypertrophy, appointed by the Editor of the Journal of Electrocardiology, presents the alternative conceptual model for the ECG diagnosis of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). It is stressed that ECG is a record of electrical events, not of mechanical events and/ or anatomical characteristics. Considering the electrical characteristics of pathologically changed myocardium should lead to better understanding and improved clinical usefulness of the ECH in the clinical diagnosis of LVH.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)568-570
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Electrocardiology
Volume44
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2011

Keywords

  • Diagnostic conceptual model
  • Electrocardiography
  • Left ventricular hypertrophy
  • Shift in paradigm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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