ECG poor R-wave progression. Review and synthesis Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Advisory Committees
  • American Heart Association
  • Cardiology
  • Myocardial Ischemia
  • Societies, Medical

abstract

  • Poor R-wave progression is a common ECG finding that is often inconclusively interpreted as suggestive, but not diagnostic, of anterior myocardial infarction (AMI). Recent studies have shown that poor R-wave progression has the following four distinct major causes: AMI, left ventricular hypertrophy, right ventricular hypertrophy, and a variant of normal with diminished anterior forces. Standard ECG criteria that identify and distinguish these causes have been developed. An interpretive approach to the ECG with poor R-wave progression is presented that has clinical relevance in the daily treatment of patients.

publication date

  • January 1982

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1001/archinte.142.6.1145

PubMed ID

  • 6212033

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1145

end page

  • 8

volume

  • 142

number

  • 6