Recent research cited above has documented that QRS/T angle and other novel repolarization measures of deviant repolarization are potent predictors of cardiac morbidity and mortality over and above the traditional risk factors such as old ECG-MI, ECG-LVH or QT prolongation. A novel ECG model of repolarization based on electrophysiological considerations developed by the author has been the cornerstone in this search for improved predictors. The concepts involved in these quantitative methods are advanced and clinicians may not readily understand their utility in patient care. Their value is perhaps more easily comprehended by investigators who are collaborating in preventive studies and evaluation of adverse effects of cardio-active agents. It is expected that this book will facilitate understanding how these new ECG finding can be used in both clinical and epidemiological application.
Table of Contents
Special Features of the female electrocardiogram.- Gender Differences Emerging
Adolescence in Heart Rate, QRS Duration and ST Elevation.- The Repolarization
Model - Conceptual Considerations.- Electrocardiographic Predictors Coronary
Heart Disease Death in Women.- ECG Predictors of Atrial Fibrillation and Heart
Failure.- ECG Predictors of Sudden Cardiac Death.- The Utility of the
Electrocardiogram in Left Ventricular Hypertrophy.- Ventricular Conduction
Defects in Women.- ST-T waveform features, QT and mortality risk.- Statistical expressions for peaked vs. flat T wave and T wave asymmetry.