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Ideal Isoelectric Reference Segment in Pericarditis: A Suggested Approach to a Commonly Prevailing Clinical Misconception.
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PMID:  22890314     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Individual practice patterns of cardiologists and internists vary in interpreting electrocardiograms by measuring and defining significant ST deviation using different segments as isoelectric references. Even standard electrocardiography textbooks and recent literature studies provide variable opinions for using isoelectric references and measurement of ST-segment deflections. In our current manuscript, we aim to define a standard baseline/isoelectric segment using a short literature review and also to share our opinion for the use of a standard isoelectric reference for patients of pericarditis which is one of the commonest causes of nonischemic ST-segment elevation.
Lovely Chhabra; David H Spodick
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology     Volume:  122     ISSN:  1421-9751     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiology     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-8-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1266406     Medline TA:  Cardiology     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  210-212     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Department of Internal Medicine, Saint Vincent Hospital, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Mass., USA.
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