What is the sensitivity and specificity of electrocardiography findings in diagnosis of pericarditis.

Searched UptoDate, Cochrane Library, EBM Reviews, Pubmed Clinical Queries

Spodick D. Diagnostic electrocardiographic sequences in acute pericarditis. Significance of PR segment and PR vector changes. Circulation. 1973 Sep;48(3):575-80.
Retrospective study, n=50

Surawicz B. Electrocardiogram in pericarditis. Am J Cardiol. 1970 Nov;26(5):471-4.
Retrospective study, n=31

Ginzton LE. The differential diagnosis of acute pericarditis from the normal variant: new electrocardiographic criteria. Circulation. 1982 May;65(5):1004-9.
Retrospective study, n=39 (19 acute pericarditis, 20 normal)

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