Review Article

Localization of the occluded vessel in acute myocardial infarction

Samir Rafla* and Amr Kamal

Published: 18 February, 2020 | Volume 5 - Issue 1 | Pages: 029-033

This is a review of features in ECG to diagnose the culprit artery responsible for the infarction. Localization of the occluded vessel in acute myocardial infarction is important for many reasons: to know which artery is to dilate and stent; to assess the severity of the lesion; to compare with the echocardiographic area with hypokinesia or akinesia and to differentiate the recent from the old occluded vessel. The ST-segment changes in 12-lead ECG form the basis of diagnosis, management, and prognosis.

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Infarct related artery; Culprit vessel; Acute coronary syndrome; Coronary angiography; Magnetic resonance imaging; Myocardial infarction; Electrocardiogram; ST-elevation


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