Tombstoning ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction

Author(s): Bahattin Balci .

Journal Name: Current Cardiology Reviews

Volume 5 , Issue 4 , 2009

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Abstract:

Tombstoning ST elevation myocardial infarction can be described as a STEMI characterized by tombstoning ST-segment elevation. This myocardial infarction is associated with extensive myocardial damage, reduced left ventricle function, serious hospital complications and poor prognosis. Tombstoning ECG pattern is a notion beyond morphological difference and is associated with more serious clinical results. Despite the presence of a few reports on tombstoning ST elevation, there is no report which reviews STEMI demonstrating this electrocardiographic pattern.

Keywords: Tombstoning, myocardial infarction, ST segment elevation

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VOLUME: 5
ISSUE: 4
Year: 2009
Page: [273 - 278]
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.2174/157340309789317869
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