Marco Perez

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  • J wave patterns and their prognostic value in African Americans. Journal of electrocardiology Perez, M. V., Froelicher, V. 2013; 46 (5): 442-445


    Examples of racial differences in physiologic measurements and disease rates abound. What is considered "normal" in one population can be interpreted as a marker of disease in another. Differences in early repolarization patterns, such as J-waves, QRS slurs and ST elevations (STE), on the electrocardiogram (ECG) in those of African compared to non-African descent are prime examples. Here we will review some of the initial observations made in the ECG in Africans, discuss the cohort studies that compare these patterns in African Americans and Caucasians, summarize some of our own observations, and speculate on the nature of these differences.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.jelectrocard.2013.06.015

    View details for PubMedID 23885885

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