CV podcast: Computerized left ventricular hypertrophy detection
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.
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