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Coronary anatomy and the 12-lead electrocardiogram: how to tell who is hurting.
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PMID:  9481307     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Knowledge of how the coronary arteries, cardiac topography, and the 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) link together is imperative if the electrical tracing is to be interpreted correctly. Advanced practice nurses not familiar with the ECG may be intimidated by attempts to identify the disease process of myocardial infarctions. This article reviews coronary anatomy and cardiac topography and then links them to the 12-lead ECG for determining areas of myocardial ischemia, injury, and death.
R A Phillips
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nurse practitioner forum     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1045-5485     ISO Abbreviation:  Nurse Pract Forum     Publication Date:  1997 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-03-05     Completed Date:  1998-03-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9100939     Medline TA:  Nurse Pract Forum     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  147-53     Citation Subset:  N    
University of Texas Health Science Center, School of Nursing, San Antonio, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Vessels / anatomy & histology*,  pathology
Myocardial Infarction / diagnosis
Nurse Practitioners

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