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Prognostic value of Q waves, R/S ratio, loss of R wave voltage, ST-T segment abnormalities, electrical axis, low voltage and notching: correlation of electrocardiogram and left ventriculogram.
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PMID:  6736444     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Data on the correlation of left ventricular segmental wall motion and electrocardiographic findings are, except for Q waves and ST segment elevation, still controversial. Therefore, in addition to Q waves and ST segment elevation, eight features of the electrocardiogram were studied in 265 patients, 61 with normal coronary arteries and 204 with coronary artery disease. Patients with a QRS duration of 0.12 second or greater were excluded. Left ventricular wall motion was assessed in the 30 degrees right anterior oblique and the 60 degrees left anterior oblique projections and analyzed by the Stanford method and a modification of that method, respectively. Asynergy of a particular segment correlated well with the presence of Q waves in the corresponding electrocardiographic lead or leads, but was also found in other segments. There was a significant (p less than 0.001) correlation between the number of leads with Q waves and the degree of extension of asynergy. The R/S ratio in lead V1 and Q waves in lead V6 appeared to be the most informative about the posterior wall. Loss of R wave voltage had a lower predictive value for segmental asynergy than did Q waves in the same lead. Among patients with electrocardiographic findings of an infarct, asynergy was found in 83 to 94%. Patients having Q waves in combination with ST segment elevation manifested more severe asynergy than did patients whose Q waves were not associated with ST elevation. New data are presented for lateral and posterior infarction. Patients having left-axis deviation, low voltage and QRS notching had severe asynergy.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)
F W Bär; P Brugada; W R Dassen; T van der Werf; H J Wellens
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American College of Cardiology     Volume:  4     ISSN:  0735-1097     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Coll. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  1984 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-07-27     Completed Date:  1984-07-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8301365     Medline TA:  J Am Coll Cardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  17-27     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Disease / physiopathology*,  radiography
Heart Catheterization
Heart Ventricles / physiopathology,  radiography
Middle Aged
Myocardial Contraction*
Myocardial Infarction / physiopathology

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