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Improvements in ECG accuracy for diagnosis of left ventricular hypertrophy in obesity

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The electrocardiogram (ECG) is the most commonly used tool to screen for left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), and yet current diagnostic criteria are insensitive in modern increasingly overweight society. We propose a simple adjustment to improve diagnostic accuracy in different body weights and improve the sensitivity of this universally available technique.

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The electrocardiogram (ECG) is the most commonly used tool to screen for left ventricular...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1136/heartjnl-2015-309201

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, RDM, RDM Cardiovascular Medicine
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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, RDM, RDM Cardiovascular Medicine
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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, RDM, RDM Cardiovascular Medicine
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, RDM, RDM Cardiovascular Medicine
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Neubauer, SK
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Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
Heart Journal website
Volume:
102
Issue:
19
Pages:
1566-1572
Publication date:
2016-08-02
Acceptance date:
2016-04-25
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ISSN:
1468-201X
URN:
uuid:4f7b14d7-5b83-4ce8-9d82-78ae3b4dcc08
Source identifiers:
619524
Local pid:
pubs:619524
Paper number:
19

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