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Rare giant T-wave inversions associated with myocardial stunning: report of 2 cases.
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PMID:  25068953     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Prominent T-wave inversions are well recognized electrocardiographic signs that can occur in acute myocardial infarction (AMI). However, the giant negative T waves may be associated with myocardial stunning without AMI.This case report describes 2 patients without AMI who developed rare giant T-wave inversions measuring up to 35 mm in depth and QT prolongation after admission to hospital. While 1 patient presented with acute pulmonary edema, the other patient presented with severe chest pain at rest and transient ST elevation.The giant T-wave inversion with QT prolongation may be caused by myocardial stunning due to the triple vessel diseases and elevated wall stress, high-end diastolic pressure and decreased coronary arterial flow during pulmonary edema in the first patient. The giant T-wave inversion with QT prolongation in the second patient may be caused by myocardial stunning due to the left anterior descending artery spasm (transient ST elevation) leading to transient total occlusion of left anterior descending artery. Percutaneous coronary intervention was successfully undergone for both patients. The patients remained well.The electrophysiologic mechanism responsible for giant T-wave inversion with QT prolongation is presently unknown. The two cases demonstrate that the rare giant negative T waves may be associated with myocardial stunning without AMI.
Li Yue-Chun; Jia-Feng Lin
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medicine     Volume:  93     ISSN:  1536-5964     ISO Abbreviation:  Medicine (Baltimore)     Publication Date:  2014 Jun 
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Created Date:  2014-07-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  2985248R     Medline TA:  Medicine (Baltimore)     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e39     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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