Sensitivity and Specificity of Frequently Used Electrocardiographic Criteria for Left Ventricular Hypertrophy in Patients with Anterior Wall Myocardial Infarction (Report)

Sensitivity and Specificity of Frequently Used Electrocardiographic Criteria for Left Ventricular Hypertrophy in Patients with Anterior Wall Myocardial Infarction (Report)

Although many voltage criteria for left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) have been reported (1-6), the sensitivity and specificity of the most commonly used criteria in patients with an anterior wall myocardial infarction (MI) have not been described. LVH determined by the echocardiographic calculation of left ventricular mass strongly predicts short- and long-term mortality in patients with ST-elevation MI (7, 8). However, no study has assessed how well the electrocardiographic LVH voltage criteria identify echocardiographic LVH in the context of anteroseptal MI. Thus, the assessment of the sensitivity and specificity of the electrocardiographic LVH voltage criteria in the context of an anteroseptal MI is clinically relevant. Methods

Sensitivity and Specificity of Frequently Used Electrocardiographic Criteria for Left Ventricular Hypertrophy in Patients with Anterior Wall Myocardial Infarction (Report)

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