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Fragmented QRS complexes on a 12-lead ECG as a marker of non-coronary artery disease related myocardial disease by gadolinium delayed enhancement cardiac magnetic resonance imaging
© Homsi et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2009
- Published: 28 January 2009
- Cardiac Magnetic Resonance
- Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging
- Constrictive Pericarditis
We have demonstrated that fragmented QRS complexes (fQRS) on a 12-lead ECG correlate with the presence of myocardial scar in coronary artery disease (CAD). However, the extent of fQRS as a marker of non-CAD related myocardial pathology as seen on delayed gadolinium enhancement (GDE) cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) is unknown.
Fragmented QRS complexes on a 12-lead ECG is reliable marker of both CAD and non-CAD related myocardial disease with a high degree of specificity to localize the region of the involved myocardium.
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