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Common pitfalls in the interpretation of electrocardiograms from patients with acute coronary syndromes with narrow QRS: a consensus report.
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PMID:  22920785     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Acute coronary syndromes (ACS) with narrow QRS are divided into 2 groups: ST-elevation ACS that requires emergency percutaneous coronary intervention, and non-ST elevation ACS. The classification of ACS into these 2 groups is not always straightforward. In this document, we discuss several electrocardiogram patterns of acute ischemia that are often misinterpreted. We suggest that any new recommendations or guidelines from the Scientific Societies should acknowledge these aspects of electrocardiogram interpretation by including appropriate diagnostic criteria that should prove helpful for the optimal management of patients with ACS.
Authors:
Yochai Birnbaum; Antonio Bayés de Luna; Miquel Fiol; Kjell Nikus; Peter Macfarlane; Anton Gorgels; Alessandro Sionis; Juan Cinca; Jose A Barrabes; Olle Pahlm; Samuel Sclarovsky; Hein Wellens; Leonard Gettes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of electrocardiology     Volume:  45     ISSN:  1532-8430     ISO Abbreviation:  J Electrocardiol     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0153605     Medline TA:  J Electrocardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  463-75     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Medicine, Section of Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA.
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