Right-sided EKG in pulmonary embolism.

  title={Right-sided EKG in pulmonary embolism.},
  author={Ravi Akula and Syed Parwez Hasan and Mohammad Alhassen and Humera Mujahid and Ernest Amegashie},
  journal={Journal of the National Medical Association},
  volume={95 8},
PURPOSE To identify right-sided chest lead electrocardiographic abnormalities in acute pulmonary embolism. PATIENTS AND METHODS Analysis of electrocardiographic changes in 100 African American patients suspected of having pulmonary embolism was made at Howard University Hospital during 2001-02 (60% women, 40% men, median age 50 years). Standard 12-lead EKGs were obtained within one hour of arrival to emergency room. Right-sided EKGs were obtained within 24 hours of onset of symptoms of… CONTINUE READING

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