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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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De Winter ST/T-Waves

Objective Understand and identify de Winter ST/T-waves as a STEMI equivalent De Winter ST/T-Waves ECG abnormality described by de Winter et al. in 1998 Characterized by 1-3 mm of ST-depression with

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What is a STEMI?

ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) is a very serious type of heart attack during which one of the heart’s major arteries (one of the arteries that supplies oxygen and nutrient-rich blood

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ST-Segment Elevation – Beyond False Positives

The criteria to identify acute STEMI patients in the ECC guidelines — those who are eligible for immediate reperfusion therapy — used to seem relatively simple. “In the absence of contraindications, reperfusion