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Epsilon waves: Milestones in the discovery and progress.


Li, Guo-Liang; Saguner, Ardan M; Fontaine, Guy Hugues; Frank, Robert (2018). Epsilon waves: Milestones in the discovery and progress. Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology, 23(6):e12571.

Abstract

The Epsilon wave was first identified in 1977. Four decades of progress help people to better understand its pathological electrogenesis and diagnostic value. Currently, the Epsilon wave is on the list of the 2010 Task Force recommendations for the diagnosis of arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (ARVD). In this review, we provide the history of the first recording of the Epsilon wave in coronary artery disease and Uhl's anomaly, subsequently leading to the signal averaging technique to record late potentials. Based on our experience, we discuss some existing controversies. When we look back at the decades of progress of the Epsilon wave, we conclude that the Epsilon wave is only the tip of the iceberg of ECG abnormalities in ARVD.

Abstract

The Epsilon wave was first identified in 1977. Four decades of progress help people to better understand its pathological electrogenesis and diagnostic value. Currently, the Epsilon wave is on the list of the 2010 Task Force recommendations for the diagnosis of arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (ARVD). In this review, we provide the history of the first recording of the Epsilon wave in coronary artery disease and Uhl's anomaly, subsequently leading to the signal averaging technique to record late potentials. Based on our experience, we discuss some existing controversies. When we look back at the decades of progress of the Epsilon wave, we conclude that the Epsilon wave is only the tip of the iceberg of ECG abnormalities in ARVD.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Cardiology
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:November 2018
Deposited On:28 Feb 2019 10:39
Last Modified:25 Sep 2019 00:19
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.
ISSN:1082-720X
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1111/anec.12571
PubMed ID:29978588

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