Normal limits of the electrocardiogram in Indians

Macfarlane, P. W., Lloyd, S. M. , Singh, D., Hamde, S., Clark, E., Devine, B., Francq, B. G. and Kumar, V. (2015) Normal limits of the electrocardiogram in Indians. Journal of Electrocardiology, 48(4), pp. 652-668. (doi:10.1016/j.jelectrocard.2015.04.013) (PMID:25990450)

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Abstract

Aims: The objective of the study was to develop normal limits of the ECG in an apparently healthy population of South Asians living in India. Methods: Three centres contributed to recording 12 lead ECGs on identical digital electrocardiographs. Apparently healthy volunteers were recruited and ECGs were first transferred to a local database and then to Glasgow where all ECGs were analysed by the same University of Glasgow ECG Interpretation Program. Results: A total of 963 individuals were recruited into the study (30.4% female) with an age range of 18–83 years. QRS duration was longer in males than females, QT interval was longer in females than males, and QRS voltages in general were higher in males than females and in younger compared to older individuals. Conclusion: Findings in general paralleled those in other populations and suggested that criteria for a white Caucasian population could be applied to a South Asian Indian population.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Macfarlane, Professor Peter and Devine, Mr Brian and Francq, Dr Bernard and Clark, Mrs Elaine and Lloyd, Miss Suzanne
Authors: Macfarlane, P. W., Lloyd, S. M., Singh, D., Hamde, S., Clark, E., Devine, B., Francq, B. G., and Kumar, V.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Robertson Centre
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences
Journal Name:Journal of Electrocardiology
Publisher:Elsevier B.V.
ISSN:0022-0736
ISSN (Online):1532-8430

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