Early repolarization, not benign

By  |  November 17, 2009 | 

In this community cohort of 10,864 middle-age Finnish residents, early repolarization (J-point elevation) was present on 6% of EKGs. J-point elevation of 0.1mV and 0.2mV in the inferior leads was significantly associated with cardiac death (ARR 1.28 and 2.98, respectively). Inferior J-point elevation is a risk factor for cardiac death (abstract).

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Danielle Scheurer
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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