Comparison of the Prevalence of First-Degree

electrocardiograms

It is the purpose of this study to present data on the prevalence of first-degree atrioventricular (AV) conduction block in African-American and Caucasian patients attending an urban hospital. In earlier studies of racial differences of the electrocardiogram (ECG), African-American patients attending an urban hospital had atrial fibrillation and intraventricular block significantly less frequently than Caucasian patients. Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, GA is a 500-bed tertiary care facility offering a wide variety of medical, surgical, and diagnostic services (including invasive cialis professional, and cardiovascular surgery). The hospital serves a metropolitan area with 4.1 million people.

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