Septal q waves as an indicator of risk of mortality in elderly patients with chronic heart failure

Waqar Shamim, Mohammed Yousufuddin, Han B. Xiao, Marcus Flather, Michael Henein, Derek G. Gibson, Andrew J. Coats

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Background: The absence of electrocardiographic septal q wave is a recognized marker of left ventricular disease. We aimed to investigate the prognostic significance of absent septal q waves in elderly (age >65 years) patients with chronic heart failure. Methods: A total of 110 patients (mean age 73 ± 4 years) with New York Heart Association functional class II to IV and left ventricular ejection fraction of
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)740-744
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Heart Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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