The rsR' pattern in left surface leads in ventricular aneurysm.


A characteristic rsR' pattern or its variants (rSr' or rSR') with normal or prolonged QRS duration in left surface leads including the apex lead and the orthogonal scalar X lead was described in 18 patients with coronary heart disease; in 17 of them a ventricular aneurysm was present. Necropsy in 12 patients showed the ventricular aneurysm to be secondary to an extensive confluent scarring of the anterior and antero-lateral portions of the left ventricle. Explanation of the genesis of the electrocardiographic pattern was attempted and its clinical value was suggested.

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@article{ElSherif1970TheRP, title={The rsR' pattern in left surface leads in ventricular aneurysm.}, author={Nabil El-Sherif}, journal={British heart journal}, year={1970}, volume={32 4}, pages={440-8} }