Comparison of the various electrocardiographic scoring codes for estimating anatomically documented sizes of single and multiple infarcts of the left ventricle.

@article{Pahlm1998ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of the various electrocardiographic scoring codes for estimating anatomically documented sizes of single and multiple infarcts of the left ventricle.},
  author={U S Pahlm and Bernard R. Chaitman and Pentti M. Rautaharju and R. Selvester and Galen S. Wagner},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={1998},
  volume={81 7},
  pages={809-15}
}
It is clinically important to estimate the size of a myocardial infarction (MI) to predict patient prognosis, to determine the ability of a therapy to limit its size, and to evaluate its effect on left ventricular function. Various electrocardiographic methods have been used for these purposes but their accuracies have not been compared with each other using an identical reference population of anatomically measured infarcts. The capability of 4 electrocardiographic scoring methods (the… CONTINUE READING