Tag "STEMI mimics"

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Usefulness of the QRS/T angle when diagnosing acute STEMI

A reader asks, “Have you ever seen a patient with a QRS/T angle of greater than 100 degrees who was experiencing acute STEMI?” To give you some background, I often

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Should you activate the cardiac cath lab?

EMS is called to a walk-in medical clinical for a 52 year old male with a chief complaint of palpitations. The nurse advises the treating paramedic that the patient underwent

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Importance of Lead aVL in STEMI Recognition

In 2013 an article was published in Prehospital Emergency Care that measured the ability of paramedics to identify acute STEMI on the 12-lead ECG. The results showed that paramedic accuracy