Background The aim of the present study was to evaluate the changes of electrocardiographic (ECG) markers of right ventricular (RV) hypertrophy/overload in patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) undergoing pulmonary endarterectomy (PEA). Methods and results We evaluated 99 CTEPH patients who underwent PEA. P wave amplitude in DII, R wave amplitude in V1 and the number of patients with negative T wave in V1-V3 decreased significantly at 1 month after surgery with no further change at 1 year, in parallel with the rapid improvement in right heart hemodynamics. S wave amplitude in V1, R:S wave ratio in lead V6 and prevalence of SIQIII pattern improved significantly at 1 year, in parallel with the progressive reverse remodeling of the right ventricle at echocardiography. Conclusions The study shows that some of the ECG markers of RV hypertrophy/overload better reflect RV hemodynamic overload while others better reflect the pathologic remodeling of the right ventricle.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of Electrocardiology|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 1 2016|
- Pulmonary hypertension
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine