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Electrocardiographic characteristics of patients with inferior myocardial infarction but angiographically normal coronary arteries.
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PMID:  17689712     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Normal coronary arteries were found in 22 (5.8%) of 379 patients presented with acute inferior myocardial infarction. These patients were significantly younger, had less cardiovascular risk factors, better systolic heart function, and lower cardiac enzymes level. Electrocardiography significantly showed more (1) ratio of ST-segment elevation in II/ III>or=1; (2) isoelectric ST-segment in I; (3) ST-segment elevation in I; and less (4) paroxysmal atrial fibrillation; (5) ST-segment depression in I; and (6) ST-segment elevation in V4R. In conclusion, this subset of patients had clinical features suggestive of smaller infarct size compared with those suffering from atherosclerotic disease. They may have more left circumflex artery involvement and distal right coronary artery occlusion, as deduced from electrocardiography.
Man-Hong Jim; Annie On-On Chan; Ryan Lap-Yan Ko; Linda Lam; Stephen Wai-Luen Lee; Chu-Pak Lau
Publication Detail:
Type:  Letter     Date:  2007-08-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  128     ISSN:  1874-1754     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2008 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-08     Completed Date:  2008-09-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  142-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Atrial Fibrillation / physiopathology
Coronary Vessels / physiology*
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / physiopathology*
Retrospective Studies
Risk Factors

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