Left ventricular hypertrophy in black and white hypertensives: Standard electrocardiographic criteria overestimate racial differences in prevalence Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Cardiomegaly
  • Electrocardiography
  • Hypertension

abstract

  • Commonly used ECG criteria for the detection of LVH have a poor sensitivity in both black and white hypertensives and a lower specificity in blacks than in whites; this may lead to a greater number of false-positive diagnoses in black patients, as well as to an overestimation of black-white difference in LVH prevalence.

publication date

  • December 1992

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 1534587

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 3294

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 267

number

  • 24