Differential diagnosis of basic electrocardiographic abnormalities
- Ary L Goldberger, MD
Ary L Goldberger, MD
- Section Editor — Electrocardiography
- Professor of Medicine
- Harvard Medical School
The electrocardiographic diagnosis of a variety of cardiac diseases, such as ischemia or infarction, pericarditis, and conduction disturbances, is based upon certain characteristic findings. However, none of these findings alone is usually pathognomonic for a particular disease.
This topic presents a series of tables that list the major causes of a number of common findings and abnormalities [1-4]. Their differential diagnosis is discussed in detail in the appropriate topic reviews.
●Q waves (table 1)
●ST segment elevations (table 2)
●Low QRS voltage (table 3)To continue reading this article, you must log in with your personal, hospital, or group practice subscription. For more information on subscription options, click below on the option that best describes you:
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