Main Article Content
OBJECTIVE: To determine the diagnostic accuracy of Electrocardiography (ECG) of Left Ventricular Hypertrophy, taking echocardiography as a gold standard.
SUBJECTS & METHODS: It was a Cross-Sectional Study. The study was conducted in the Medicine Department, Services Hospital, Lahore from February 19, 2018, to August 19, 2018. A total of 300 cases were enrolled. Standardized a 12-lead ECG was used in subjects by Cardiofax electrocardiograph paper speed at 25mm/sec. Two dimensionally (2D) guided M Mode echocardiographic measurements were taken and the presence/absence of LVH was recorded. The collected data was entered and analyzed in computer software SPSS software v25.0. A 2x2 table was drawn to calculate the Sn, Sp, PPV, NPV and diagnostic accuracy of ECG for LVH taking Echocardiographic findings as a gold standard.
RESULTS: Out of 300 cases, 172(57.33%) were male and 128(42.67%) as females. The mean age was 38.72±5.64 years. Accuracy of electrocardiography (ECG) for LVH diagnosis taking echocardiography as the gold standard was calculated as 85.21%, 84.18%, 82.88%, 86.36% and 84.67% as Sn, Sp, PPV, NPV, and diagnostic accuracy respectively.
CONCLUSION: Diagnostic accuracy of Electrocardiography (ECG) for LVH diagnosis is higher and this diagnostic modality can be used in areas where echocardiography is not available.
KEYWORDS: Electrocardiography (ECG), Diagnostic Accuracy, Echocardiography, Left Ventricular Hypertrophy.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.
CopyRight . © 2008-2021 Khyber Medical College Peshawar | All Rights Reserved.