ESC criteria for ECG interpretation in athletes: better but not perfect

Sharma, S.; Ghani, S.; Papadakis, M.
October 2011
Heart;Oct2011, Vol. 97 Issue 19, p1540
Academic Journal
The authors reflect on the revision of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines for interpretation of electrocardiography (ECG) in young athletes to include QRS voltage criteria for left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). They indicate that the inclusion of QRS voltage criteria as markers of abnormality might be considered naive since these are common normal variants in young athletes. They contend that ESC criteria are commendable.


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