Key ECG findings and patterns to watch for

Most trained physicians can detect common ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) on an electrocardiogram. Not all patients, however, present with common STEMI patterns.

In this episode of Mayo Clinic’s “Cardiovascular CME” podcast, Stephen Smith, M.D., an emergency medicine physician with Hennepin Healthcare in Minneapolis, joins host Anthony Kashou, M.D., to discuss how to handle these STEMI vs. non-STEMI and occlusion vs. nonocclusion paradigms.

Specific topics of discussion include:

  • The problem with the STEMI vs. NSTEMI dichotomy.
  • ECG findings to watch for that indicate an occluded artery.
  • Dr. Smith's personal evaluation formula.
  • Benign mimickers.

Listen to the full episode here.

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Cory Pedersen (@cpedersen)

Cory Pedersen