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Correlation Between ST-Segment Elevation and Negative T Waves in the Precordial Leads in Acute Pulmonary Embolism: Insights into Serial Electrocardiogram Changes.
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PMID:  24206526     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Acute pulmonary embolism (APE) is often misdiagnosed as acute coronary syndrome because of the similarity of the presenting symptoms and of the electrocardiogram (ECG) manifestations. In APE, ST-segment elevation (STE) in leads V1 to V3 /V4 , mimicking anteroseptal myocardial infarction, is not a rare phenomenon. Negative T waves (NTW) in the precordial leads mimicking the "Wellens' syndrome" is an important ECG manifestation of APE. The evolution of these ECG changes-STE and NTW-in APE has not been thoroughly studied.
METHODS: We present two patient cases with APE and their evolving serial ECGs to analyze the correlation between STE and NTW.
RESULTS: NTW developed later than STE in these two patient cases.
CONCLUSIONS: NTW might represent a "postischemic" ECG pattern indicating a previous stage with transmural myocardial ischemia.
Zhan Zhong-Qun; Yang Bo; Kjell C Nikus; Andrés Ricardo Pérez-Riera; Wang Chong-Quan; Wang Xian-Ming
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-11-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of noninvasive electrocardiology : the official journal of the International Society for Holter and Noninvasive Electrocardiology, Inc     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1542-474X     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol     Publication Date:  2013 Nov 
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Created Date:  2013-11-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9607443     Medline TA:  Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Department of Cardiology, Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China.
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