Lipinski, Michael J

Evolving Electrocardiographic Indications for Emergent Reperfusion. [Review] - 2018

Available online from MWHC library: 1996 - present, Available in print through MWHC library: August 1998 - February 2004

Chest pain or other symptoms concerning for acute coronary syndrome continues to remain a major reason for presentation to the emergency department. However, there is significant heterogeneity in the spectrum of risk severity of these patients. The electrocardiogram (ECG) remains a critically valuable tool in the physician's arsenal to diagnose patients and help with risk stratification. There are multiple high-risk ECG findings that are suggestive of adverse outcome and may benefit from rapid transfer for coronary angiography. This article reviews specific high-risk ECG patterns that may represent acute myocardial infarction or identify impending acute myocardial infarction that benefit from early diagnostic coronary angiography. Copyright (c) 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.



*Acute Coronary Syndrome/di [Diagnosis]
Acute Coronary Syndrome/su [Surgery]
Coronary Angiography/mt [Methods]
Diagnosis, Differential
*Electrocardiography/mt [Methods]
*Emergency Service, Hospital
*Myocardial Reperfusion
*Risk Assessment/mt [Methods]

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