A simple electrocardiogram marker for risk stratification of ischemic stroke in low-resources settings.

@article{Soliman2010ASE,
  title={A simple electrocardiogram marker for risk stratification of ischemic stroke in low-resources settings.},
  author={Elsayed Z Soliman and Hadge Juma and Nelson Nkosi},
  journal={Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association},
  year={2010},
  volume={19 5},
  pages={388-92}
}
BACKGROUND Because of economic constraints, identification of patients at high risk for ischemic stroke who may benefit from further evaluation and aggressive control of their risk factors carries a special importance in low-resources settings. We sought to examine the use of the negative component of the P wave in V(1) in the standard electrocardiogram, referred to as P-wave terminal force (PTF), as a risk stratification tool of ischemic stroke in Africans living in Malawi, a sub-Saharan… CONTINUE READING