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A comparison of ECG scores for area at risk
  1. Yang Timothy Du,
  2. Sivabaskari Pasupathy,
  3. Christopher Neil,
  4. John F Beltrame
  1. Discipline of Medicine, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Professor John Beltrame, Discipline of Medicine, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, c/o Ward 5B, TQEH, 28 Woodville Rd, Woodville South, Adelaide, South Australia 5011, Australia; john.beltrame{at}

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To the Editor: Versteylen et al1 recently evaluated several area at risk (AAR) methods in patients with acute ST elevation myocardial infarction using four physiological principles, and concluded that cardiac MRI methods outperform angiographic methods, which are better than ECG methods. However, this study used the antiquated Aldrich score, rather than the updated ECG index, described by Wilkins et al.2

The Aldrich score is based upon the extent of inferior ST elevation …

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    Mathijs O Versteylen Sebastiaan C A M Bekkers Martijn W Smulders Raymond J Kim Anton P M Gorgels