Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.)
Institute of Medical Sciences
First Committee Member
J. J. Kelley
Second Committee Member
Several systems of criteria have been offered for the electrocardiographic diagnosis of left ventricular hypertrophy (1,6,7,8,11,13,14,16). None is completely satisfactory since one system errs in including too many normals and at the other end of the spectrum the other system excludes too many cases of anatomically proven left ventricular hypertrophy. However, a number of patients with proven left ventricular hypertrophy have normal electrocardiograms, or show nonspecific electrocardiographic abnormalities.
It has been suggested that spatial vectrocardiogram, recorded utilizing a corrected lead system, may be more sensitive in detecting left ventricular hypertrophy than routine scalar electrocardiogram (1,3,12,15,21,28,29,30).
The purpose of this study is to evaluate this contention and to establish reliable vectorcardiographic criteria of left ventricular hypertrophy.
Nuhoglu, Remzi. (1964). Electrocardiogram and vectorcardiogram in left ventricular hypertrophy of valvular heart disease. University of the Pacific, Thesis. https://scholarlycommons.pacific.edu/uop_etds/389