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Electrocardiographic criteria for the diagnosis of right ventricular involvement in the setting of acute inferior infarction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9261647     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Surface electrocardiograph of twelve cases of isolated left ventricular inferior infarction and 24 cases of biventricular inferior infarction confirmed by two-dimensional echocardiography were analysed. ST segment elevation in lead III more than in lead II and ST segment depression in leads I and aVL were highly sensitive in diagnosing right ventricular involvement. ST segment depression in lead V3 equal to or greater than ST segment elevation in lead III was highly specific but had low sensitivity. These findings can be helpful in cases where right sided chest leads have not been recorded or are inconclusive.
S R Mittal; S K Jain
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Letter    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  60     ISSN:  0167-5273     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  1997 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-09-29     Completed Date:  1997-09-29     Revised Date:  2006-07-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  321-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Myocardial Infarction / complications*,  diagnosis,  physiopathology
Sensitivity and Specificity
Ventricular Dysfunction, Right / diagnosis*,  etiology,  physiopathology

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