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Teaching Series 1113: ECG 1 of 6 - Acute Anterior Wall M.I.

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 19:16 -- Dawn

This is the first of six ECGs donated to the ECG Guru by our friend, Jenda Enis Štros. 

The patient is a man in his 60's with chest pain.  This is a pre-hospital ECG showing ST elevation across the anterior wall, beginning in V2.  Though the upwardly-concave shape "smile" appears rather benign, the amount of j-point elevation in these five related leads - in a man with chest pain - does not favor a diagnosis of early repolarization. The diagnosis is STEMI, and the cath lab is activated.

Links to the entire series of six ECGs:


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