Comparison of value of leads from body surface maps to 12-lead electrocardiogram for diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction.

@article{Owens2008ComparisonOV,
  title={Comparison of value of leads from body surface maps to 12-lead electrocardiogram for diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction.},
  author={Colum Owens and Anthony J J McClelland and Simon Walsh and Bernie A Smith and Jennifer A A Adgey},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={102 3},
  pages={257-65}
}
We aimed to develop 12-lead electrocardiographic (ECG) models testing ST-elevation criteria with QRST variables and compare their performance with the 80-lead body surface map (BSM) in detection of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Because the prevalence of non-ST-elevation AMI is increasing worldwide, advances in early ECG detection of AMI are urgently needed. The study population was 755 consecutive patients presenting with ischemic chest pain from January 2002 to June 2004. All patients had… CONTINUE READING