Evaluation of acute anterior myocardial infarction cases with de-Winter T waves by coronary angiography images

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ÇANAKÇI M. E., Yildirim O. T., ACAR N., Mert K. U.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, vol.19, no.2, pp.83-86, 2019 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier


Introduction: Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is the leading cause of mortality worldwide and with immediate invasive strategy, the extent of myocardial injury can be reduced. In recent studies, de-Winter T waves were defined as a sign of proximal left anterior descending artery (LAD) occlusion. In this electrocardiography (ECG) pattern, no ST elevation is seen, but an upsloping ST segment depression (> 1mm) beginning from J-point, and symmetrical, long and significant T waves are seen in precordial leads.