ECG Cases 13: LVH and Occlusion MI

LVH produces secondary repolarization abnormalities that can mimic STEMI. Signs of occlusion MI in patients with LVH include: new Q waves/loss of R waves, disproportionate and dynamic ST elevation (or ST depression from posterior MI), and hyperacute T waves. In this ECG Cases blog we look at 6 patients who presented with potentially ischemic symptoms and LVH on their ECG. Which had an acute coronary occlusion?

By |2020-09-15T16:11:35-04:00September 15th, 2020|Categories: Cardiology, ECG Cases, EM Cases, Medical Specialty|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

ECG Cases 11: LBBB + Occlusion MI

In ECG Cases 11 - LBBB + Occlusion MI Jesse McLaren runs through 5 patients who present with potentially ischemic symptoms and LBBB and explains the evolution of decision making for cath lab activation criteria. The two most important points are that we should always use the Smith-modified Sgarbossa Criteria to identify occlusion MI in the patient with ischemic symptoms and LBBB, whether old or new, and that those with refractory ischemia and hemodynamic instability from suspected occlusion MI require cath lab activation regardless of the ECG....

ECG Cases 8 Cardiovascular Emergencies During The COVID-19 Pandemic

In this ECG Cases blog we look at 6 patients who presented with cardiorespiratory symptoms, possibly from COVID and illustrate the dangers of anchoring, being hypervigilant for cardiovascular complications, and why testing for COVID in patients being admitted for ACS is important...

By |2020-04-14T21:50:57-04:00April 14th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, ECG Cases|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

JJ 16 Heparin for ACS and STEMI

Does heparin - LMWH or unfractionated heparin - benefit the patient with a pretty good story for angina with a bump in their troponin and some ST depression in the lateral leads? We’re expected to routinely give heparin for all these NSTEMI and unstable angina patients with any ischemic changes seen on the ECG, right? And for STEMI too. But should we?....

By |2020-08-19T10:54:45-04:00January 28th, 2020|Categories: Cardiology, EM Cases, Emergency Medicine, Journal Jam, Medical Specialty|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

ECG Cases 4: Lateral STEMI or Occlusion MI?

In this ECG Cases blog we look at seven patients with potentially ischemic symptoms and subtle ECG changes in the lateral leads. Which had acute coronary occlusion?  Introducing the concept of Occlusion MI - a paradigm shift in ECG diagnosis of MI...

By |2019-12-16T17:25:04-05:00December 16th, 2019|Categories: Cardiology, ECG Cases, Emergency Medicine, Medical Specialty|Tags: , , , , , |3 Comments
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