J wave patterns—morphology, prevalence and nomenclature

Macfarlane, P.W., Clark, E.N. and Heng, J.S. (2013) J wave patterns—morphology, prevalence and nomenclature. Journal of Electrocardiology, 46(6), pp. 505-509. (doi: 10.1016/j.jelectrocard.2013.08.013)

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The recent resurgence of interest in early repolarization has demonstrated a variation in the definition of the term and a consequent variation in the prevalence of the pattern in different studies. This can vary from 35% in males and 21.5% in females if ST elevation is not considered part of the definition, to 3.3% and 0.5% in females with the inclusion of ST elevation. In contrast, the prevalence of the Brugada Syndrome is in the order of 0.1%–0.2% in Japan for example and has been found to be significantly lower in Denmark. Standardisation of measurement definitions, particularly for early repolarisation, is required.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Macfarlane, Professor Peter and Clark, Mrs Elaine
Authors: Macfarlane, P.W., Clark, E.N., and Heng, J.S.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Cardiovascular & Metabolic Health
Journal Name:Journal of Electrocardiology
ISSN (Online):1532-8430

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