Schillaci et al developed a score for detecting left ventricular hypertrophy in a patient with essential hypertension. The authors are from Perugia, Italy.
Criteria for the Perugia score - presence of one or more of the following in a 12 lead ECG:
(1) left ventricular strain
(2) Romhilt-Estes score >= 5
(3) Cornell criteria with elevated voltage sum of S in V3 and R in aVL
• The 1st and 3rd criteria are the same as the C/S index in the previous section. The cutoff for males with the C/S index and Perugia score are lower than with the original Cornell criteria.
• The score for the Romhilt-Estes score is the score associated with LVH.
voltage sum =
= (S in V3 in mV) + (R in aVL in mV)
> 2.4 mV
> 2.0 mV
Left ventricular strain is seen in V2 to V6, aVL, I and II. Changes include:
(1) >= 0.1 mV ST segment depression (this is greater than in the C/S index)
(2) asymmetric T wave inversion
• The sensitivity is 34% with a specificity of 93%.
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Purpose: To evaluate an ECG for evidence of left ventricular hypertrophy using the Perugia score.
Objective: risk factors, imaging studies, criteria for diagnosis, complications
ICD-10: I15.9, I51.7,