Right Ventricular Hypertrophy
II. Correlation of Electrocardiographic Right Ventricular Hypertrophy with the Anatomic Findings
Twelve cases whose electrocardiograms fulfilled at least one criterion of Sokolow and Lyon for right ventricular hypertrophy were examined at autopsy. Eight of the 12 demonstrated right ventricular hypertrophy anatomically. Eleven of the 12 cases had diseases usually associated with increased pressure in the right ventricle and pulmonary artery and with increased total pulmonary resistance. It is likely that factors other than muscle mass contribute significantly to the electrocardiographic pattern of right ventricular hypertrophy.
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