2008 - Review: Sgarbossa scores greater than or equal to 3 have low sensitivity and high specificity for predicting MI in left bundle branch block

Bates, Eric R.
February 2009
ACP Journal Club;2/17/2009, Vol. 150 Issue 2, p13
Academic Journal
The article presents a research conducted by researcher J.A. Tabas and colleagues on how well the Sgarbossa electrocardiographic (ECG) algorithm predict acute myocardial infarction (MI) in patients with left bundle branch block (LBBB). The pooled data showed that a Sgarbossa algorithm score 3 had sensitivity of 20% and specificity of 98% for detecting acute MI; results were consistent for the 5 high-quality studies.


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