Letters Detecting LVH

Ethnicity is relevant

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39367.371736.BE (Published 18 October 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:787
  1. Andrew P Vanezis, foundation doctor1,
  2. Raj Bhopal, Bruce and John Usher professor of Public Health2
  1. 1Colchester General Hospital, Colchester CO4 5JL
  2. 2University of Edinburgh Medical School, Edinburgh EH8 9AG
  1. andrewvanezis{at}doctors.org.uk

    Pewsner et al highlight the danger of using electrocardiography (ECG) for detecting left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), particularly as it has low sensitivity.1 They conclude that no criteria are superior to the Sokolow-Lyon criteria.2 Our recent review …

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