A new ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction equivalent pattern? Prominent T wave and J-point depression in the precordial leads associated with ST-segment elevation in lead aVr.

Mar 1, 2014·
Mat Goebel
Joseph Bledsoe
James L Orford
Amal Mattu
William J Brady
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Certain acute coronary syndrome electrocardiographic (ECG) patterns, which do not include ST-segment elevation, are indicative of acute coronary syndrome caused by significant arterial occlusion; these patterns are, of course, associated with significant risk to the patient and mandate a rapid response from the health care team. One such high-risk ECG pattern includes the association of the prominent T wave and J-point depression producing ST-segment depression seen in the precordial leads coupled with ST-segment elevation in lead aVr. This ECG presentation is associated with significant left anterior descending artery obstruction. We report the case of a patient with this ECG presentation who progressed over a very short time to ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction of the anterior wall.
The American journal of emergency medicine