n Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa - Letter to the editor

Volume 15, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1680-0745



Extracted from text ... To the Editor: I was interested to read the paper 'The ECG: what is normal?', but I was disappointed because the author did not discuss the 'normal ECG' of black people. In my experience this ECG is the same as the ECG of white people. In thirty years of medical practice in sub-Saharan Africa, I have never confirmed specific abnormalities in black patients or normal black subjects. In my experience, the anatomy is the same, the physiology is the same, the radiology is the same, cardiac catheterisation is the same ... and ECG won't be different! Of course I have ..

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