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A review of the role of electrocardiography in the diagnosis of left ventricular hypertrophy in hypertension.
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PMID:  23022303     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
ECG remains the first line method for detection of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) in patients with hypertension. ECG diagnosis of LVH predicts a several-fold increase in age- and risk factor-adjusted cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in asymptomatic patients with essential hypertension. When compared with traditional ECG methods, Cornell voltage product and multifactorial criteria such as the Perugia criterion allow detection of LVH in a higher proportion of subjects while carrying a high attributable risk for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Hence, traditional interpretation of standard ECG maintains an important role for cardiovascular risk stratification in hypertension.
Giuseppe Schillaci; Francesca Battista; Giacomo Pucci
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of electrocardiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-8430     ISO Abbreviation:  J Electrocardiol     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-1     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0153605     Medline TA:  J Electrocardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Università degli Studi di Perugia, Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e Sperimentale, and Ospedale "S. Maria", Unità di Medicina Interna, Terni, Italy. Electronic address:
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