H. Davis Dear, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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The potential value of the electrocardiogram (ECG) in recognition of disproportionate overload of the left ventricle has been recognized since Einthoven's time. Efforts to establish appropriate criteria have been hampered by lack of standards for definition of hypertrophy and by an increasing confusion of electrocardiographic and clinical terminology. The present study was based on three hypotheses: (1) criteria must be easily applicable in routine tracings, (2) the significance of the diagnosis of left ventricular overwork by whatever name is to direct the attention of the physician to that chamber, and (3) clinical evidence of a lesion that specifically requires a
Dear HD. Electrocardiographic Recognition of Left Ventricular Overwork.. Ann Intern Med. ;61:800. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-61-4-800_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;61(4):800.
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