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Titolo:
Prevalences of ECG findings in large population based samples of men and women
Autore:
De Bacquer, D; De Backer, G; Kornitzer, M;
Indirizzi:
State Univ Ghent, Dept Publ Hlth, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium State Univ Ghent Ghent Belgium B-9000 t Publ Hlth, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium Free Univ Brussels, Sch Publ Hlth, Brussels, Belgium Free Univ Brussels Brussels Belgium s, Sch Publ Hlth, Brussels, Belgium
Titolo Testata:
HEART
fascicolo: 6, volume: 84, anno: 2000,
pagine: 625 - 633
SICI:
1355-6037(200012)84:6<625:POEFIL>2.0.ZU;2-0
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
CORONARY HEART-DISEASE; LEFT-VENTRICULAR HYPERTROPHY; ASSOCIATION-DETECTION-PROJECT; BUNDLE-BRANCH BLOCK; ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHIC FINDINGS; ATRIAL-FIBRILLATION; CARDIOVASCULAR MORTALITY; PROGNOSTIC VALUE; FOLLOW-UP; BLACK-MEN;
Keywords:
ECG abnormalities; Minnesota code;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
53
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: De Bacquer, D State Univ Ghent, Dept Publ Hlth, Pintelaan 185, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium State Univ Ghent Pintelaan 185 Ghent Belgium B-9000 Belgium
Citazione:
D. De Bacquer et al., "Prevalences of ECG findings in large population based samples of men and women", HEART, 84(6), 2000, pp. 625-633

Abstract

Objective-To obtain accurate estimates of the prevalence of ECG abnormalities in the general population and to describe them in relation to age, sex,and some lifestyle related factors. Design-The results were obtained from the records of 47 358 men and women participating in four large Belgian epidemiological studies during the past30 years. All tracings were read and coded by two trained cardiologists onthe basis of Minnesota code criteria. Results-Prevalences of coronary heart disease and abnormal ECG findings rose exponentially with age in both sexes, with the exception of atrioventricular block and the Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome. Major ECG findingswere observed in 6.0% of all men and 4.3% of women, resulting in a significant adjusted sex ratio of 1.66 (95% confidence interval 1.46 to 1.88). Theprevalence of minor ECG changes was slightly higher among men (10.4% v 9.5% in women). The occurrence of ischaemia-like findings on the BCG was comparable between men and women (9.0% v 9.8%). Independent of age, smoking, obesity, diabetes, employment status, positive history of angina or infarction, and region, there were significantly higher prevalences of (Q/QS patterns, left ventricular hypertrophy, left axis deviation, arrhythmias, and atrial fibrillation or flutter in men than in women. Right bundle branch block and WPW syndrome both occurred 3.5 times more often in men, while the prevalence of left bundle branch block was comparable between the sexes. Conclusions-The large sample size allowed a precise description of the most important ECG abnormalities. These are not rare in the adult population and most are strongly age related. Sex differences occur with some, but not all, abnormalities. The less common ECG abnormalities were more often observed among men.

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