Ethnic differences in electrocardiographic criteria for left ventricular hypertrophy: The LIFE study Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Masked Hypertension

abstract

  • When standard, non-ethnicity-specific thresholds for the identification of LVH are used, Sokolow-Lyon and 12-lead voltage overestimate and Cornell voltage underestimates the presence and severity of LVH in African American relative to white individuals. However, these apparent ethnic differences in test performance disappear when ethnic differences in the distribution of ECG LVH criteria are taken into account. These findings demonstrate that ethnicity-specific ECG criteria can equalize detection of anatomic LVH in African American and white patients.

publication date

  • August 3, 2002

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0895-7061(02)02945-X

PubMed ID

  • 12160187

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 663

end page

  • 71

volume

  • 15

number

  • 8