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MUDr. Marianna Vachalcová, PhD., marianna.vachalcova(at)

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Posterior wall myocardial infarction

Posterior wall myocardial infarction

Isolated posterior myocardial infarction is occurring in 3-11% of all infarctions. ST - segment depression in leads V1-V3 suggests myocardial ischaemia, especially when the terminal T - wave is positive (ST - segment elevation equivalent), and confirmation by concomitant ST-segment elevation ≥ 0,5mm recorded in leads V7-V9 should be considered as a mean to identify posterior myocardial infarction. Emergent coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary intervention of the infarct - related artery is indicated.

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author: Marianna Vachalcová | discipline: Cardiology, Angiology, Internal Medicine | published on: 8.12.2017 | last modified on: 30.4.2018 | Creative Commons License