Improved detection of posterior myocardial wall ischemia with the 15-lead electrocardiogram.

@article{Khaw1999ImprovedDO,
  title={Improved detection of posterior myocardial wall ischemia with the 15-lead electrocardiogram.},
  author={Kay-Tee Khaw and Abel E. Moreyra and Alan K. Tannenbaum and M N Hosler and T. Jameson Brewer and Jai B Agarwal},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={1999},
  volume={138 5 Pt 1},
  pages={934-40}
}
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 posterior chest leads (V(7), V(8), and V(9)) and 12-lead electrocardiography in detecting posterior injury pattern during single-vessel… CONTINUE READING

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