CV podcast: Computerized left ventricular hypertrophy detection

What’s new, what’s changed, and how it’s helping to improve patient care

Left ventricular hypertrophy occurs when the walls of the heart’s main pumping chamber become thickened, making it harder for the heart to effectively pump blood to the rest of the body. Recognizing and accurately diagnosing left ventricular hypertrophy is important because left untreated, it can lead to irregular heart rhythms and even heart failure.

In this episode of the “Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular CME podcast,” Bob Farrell, Ph.D., principle engineer in diagnostic cardiology at GE Healthcare in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and current member of the board of directors of the International Society of Computerized Electrocardiology, joins host Anthony Kashou, M.D., to discuss how computerized electrocardiography can help physicians better detect and treat left ventricular hypertrophy.

Specific topics of discussion include:

  • Whether electrocardiograms are still relevant in discussions about left ventricular hypertrophy given the other modalities available to clinicians.
  • Recent changes to the GE Marquette 12SL ECG analysis program that relate to left ventricular hypertrophy.
  • Left ventricular hypertrophy risk prediction, and how the changes made to the GE 12SL program help improve risk prediction for patients and clinicians.

Listen to the full episode here.

Luci Gens (@lucigens)

Luci Gens