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Standard electrocardiographic and signal-averaged electrocardiographic changes in congestive heart failure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16230869     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 54-year-old man with congestive heart failure and peripheral edema was monitored during treatment with serial electrocardiograms (ECGs) and two signal-averaged ECGs. Weights and a host of ECG parameters were monitored. ECGs recorded in the 5 years before his index admission were also considered in the quantitative ECG analysis. Amelioration of his peripheral edema was associated with reduction of his weight and increase in the QRS and P-wave amplitudes, and duration in QRS complexes and QT intervals in the ECGs, but unchanged signal-averaged ECGs. This case report provides insight into the mechanism of the change in QRS duration in ECGs during changing edematous states resulting from clinical deterioration or improved compensation in patients with congestive heart failure.
John E Madias
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Congestive heart failure (Greenwich, Conn.)     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1527-5299     ISO Abbreviation:  Congest Heart Fail     Publication Date:    2005 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-10-18     Completed Date:  2006-06-26     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9714174     Medline TA:  Congest Heart Fail     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  266-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
Mount Sinai School of Medicine of New York University, New York, NY; and the Division of Cardiology, Elmhurst Hospital Center, Elmhurst, NY 11373, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Body Weight
Electrocardiography* / methods
Heart Conduction System / physiopathology
Heart Failure / physiopathology*
Middle Aged
Signal Processing, Computer-Assisted
Comment In:
Congest Heart Fail. 2006 May-Jun;12(3):179-80   [PMID:  16773765 ]

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