oa CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - More about : ECG patterns in acute chest pain

Volume 22, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Extracted from text ... ECG PATTERNS IN ACUTE CHEST PAIN J A KER, MB ChB, MMed (Int), MD Professor: Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pretoria THE CONCEPT OF ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROME Acute prolonged chest pain at rest or with minimal effort is termed acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Urgent evaluation of such a patient is needed and always has to include a resting 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG). The ECG patterns that can be encountered in the ACS consist of: acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) acute non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (non-STEMI) T-wave inversion normal ECG. Final confirmation ..

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