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Electrocardiographic diagnosis of ST-elevation myocardial infarction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16939828     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The ECG is an essential part of the initial evaluation of patients who have chest pain, especially in the immediate decision-making process in patients who have ST-elevation myocardial infarction. This article reviews and summarizes the current information that can be obtained from the admission ECG in patients who have ST-elevation acute myocardial infarction, with an emphasis on: (1) prediction of final infarct size, (2) estimation of prognosis, and (3) the correlations between various ECG patterns and the localization of the infarct and the underlying coronary anatomy.
Authors:
Shaul Atar; Alejandro Barbagelata; Yochai Birnbaum
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology clinics     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0733-8651     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiol Clin     Publication Date:  2006 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-08-30     Completed Date:  2006-11-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8300331     Medline TA:  Cardiol Clin     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  343-65, vii     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Division of Cardiology, University of Texas Medical Branch, 5.106 John Sealy Annex, 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77555, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Electrocardiography / methods*
Humans
Myocardial Infarction / diagnosis*
Myocardium / pathology
Necrosis
Prognosis
Severity of Illness Index

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