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Vol 10, Supp. C (2015)
Case Reports
Published online: 2016-07-22
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Failures of ECG assessment in diagnostic of right heart diseases

Piotr Bienias, Piotr Pruszczyk
DOI: 10.5603/FC.2015.0093

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Vol 10, Supp. C (2015)
Case Reports
Published online: 2016-07-22

Abstract

An electrocardiogram is characterized by an insufficient sensitivity and specificity to be a single tool in the recognition of hypertrophy or enlargement of the right ventricle. Absence of typical abnormalities in electrocardiography do not exclude pulmonary hypertension either. Therefore clinical symptoms and specific signs in medical past history should indicate to perform echocardiography. The paper presents 2 cases of patients with confirmed right ventricle hypertrophy and pulmonary hypertension without typical electrocardiographic abnormalities.

Abstract

An electrocardiogram is characterized by an insufficient sensitivity and specificity to be a single tool in the recognition of hypertrophy or enlargement of the right ventricle. Absence of typical abnormalities in electrocardiography do not exclude pulmonary hypertension either. Therefore clinical symptoms and specific signs in medical past history should indicate to perform echocardiography. The paper presents 2 cases of patients with confirmed right ventricle hypertrophy and pulmonary hypertension without typical electrocardiographic abnormalities.

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Keywords

electrocardiography, right heart hypertrophy, pulmonary hypertension

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Title

Failures of ECG assessment in diagnostic of right heart diseases

Journal

Folia Cardiologica

Issue

Vol 10, Supp. C (2015)

Pages

21-23

Published online

2016-07-22

DOI

10.5603/FC.2015.0093

Keywords

electrocardiography
right heart hypertrophy
pulmonary hypertension

Authors

Piotr Bienias
Piotr Pruszczyk

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