Accuracy of echocardiography versus electrocardiography in detecting left ventricular hypertrophy

Comparison with postmortem mass measurements

J. N. Woythaler, S. L. Singer, O. L. Kwan, R. S. Meltzer, B. Reubner, William J Bommer, A. DeMaria

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The accuracy of electrocardiography, M-mode echocardiography and two-dimensional echocardiography in predicting left ventricular hypertrophy was compared in 50 patients who came to autopsy within 6 months after the studies were performed. Several methods for determining left ventricular hypertrophy were examined for each of the three techniques. M-mode echocardiography was technically adequate to evaluate the presence or absence of left ventricular hypertrophy more often than either electrocardiography or two-dimensional echocardiography. Measurements from M-mode echocardiography also correlated best with autopsy measurements. Both echocardiographic techniques had a higher sensitivity than electrocardiographic criteria in diagnosing left ventricular hypertrophy. Two-dimensional echocardiography was not shown to improve the M-mode assessment of left ventricular hypertrophy. In an attempt to simplify both M-mode left ventricular mass calculations and the diagnosis of left ventricular hypertrophy for the clinician, a left ventricular mass nomogram was constructed, enabling quick insertion of standard M-mode echocardiographic measurements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)305-311
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the American College of Cardiology
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1983

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Accuracy of echocardiography versus electrocardiography in detecting left ventricular hypertrophy : Comparison with postmortem mass measurements. / Woythaler, J. N.; Singer, S. L.; Kwan, O. L.; Meltzer, R. S.; Reubner, B.; Bommer, William J; DeMaria, A.

In: Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Vol. 2, No. 2, 1983, p. 305-311.

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