Electrocardiographic detection of emphysema.

@article{Thomas2011ElectrocardiographicDO,
  title={Electrocardiographic detection of emphysema.},
  author={Anish J Thomas and Sirin Apiyasawat and David H. Spodick},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={107 7},
  pages={1090-2}
}
Emphysema of any pathogenesis (nearly always chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) verticalizes the frontal P-wave axis >60° in adults, which, as a single criterion, has screened for obstructive pulmonary disease. In patients with emphysema, the QRS was of a significantly shorter duration than that in matched control patients. We investigated whether combining these 2 criteria would better detect or screen for emphysema. From consecutive unselected daily electrocardiograms with sinus rhythm… CONTINUE READING

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