What is the role of ECG in the workup of scleroderma?

Updated: Nov 13, 2018
  • Author: Sergio A Jimenez, MD, MACR, FACP, FRCP(UK Hon); Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Electrocardiograms should be performed routinely to identify arrhythmias and conduction defects. [128, 129] Electrocardiography can identify early changes of right ventricular strain caused by pulmonary hypertension, and in advanced states, right atrial hypertrophy. Perform 24-hour ambulatory Holter monitoring to evaluate arrhythmias and serious conduction defects.


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