TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Bates, Eric R.
PUB. DATE
February 2009
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;2/17/2009, Vol. 150 Issue 2, p13
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
36911249

 

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