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BACKGROUND A routine 12-lead electrocardiogram is commonly obtained to evaluate for possible acute myocardial infarction during the initial screening of patients with chest discomfort. Posterior myocardial infarction is commonly missed because it is not usually visible in the standard leads. In this study, we compared the sensitivity and specificity of… (More)
Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT) is seen somewhat frequently in the emergency department but less frequently during pregnancy. Although verapamil is widely used as the drug of choice for PSVT with a narrow QRS complex in a hemodynamically stable patient, the acute IV use of verapamil during pregnancy has not been well studied. Only a limited… (More)
Coronary artery perforation is a rare occurrence during angioplasty and could lead to major complications requiring emergency surgical intervention. We describe a case of perforation of a saphenous vein graft during stenting. The perforation was successfully sealed by a second coronary stent.
We performed twelve lead electrocardiograms(ECG) and right precordial leads on twenty-two consecutive patients with first inferior wall acute myocardial infarction (MI) diagnosed by classical Q waves and elevation of cardiac enzymes. The presence of right ventricular MI was established by either technetium 99 (TC-99) pyrophosphate scanning or 2-dimensional… (More)
Inflammatory activity has been associated with both coronary disease and depressive symptoms. We sought to determine whether inflammatory markers in myocardial infarction (MI) patients are prospectively associated with depressive symptomatology. Participants were a convenience sample of MI patients. Depressive symptoms were assessed soon after the MI and… (More)
Coronary artery aneurysms are not believed to have enough intact smooth muscle to generate significant vasoconstriction. A case is presented illustrating vasospasm of a large fusiform aneurysm of a right coronary artery during angioplasty. Pathophysiology of aneurysms is discussed.