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hera
02-18-2006, 04:22 PM
What kind of coronary/heart disease would be present if someone had a ST-segment elevation on their EKG?

FUTR_DR
02-18-2006, 07:43 PM
What kind of coronary/heart disease would be present if someone had a ST-segment elevation on their EKG?

When someone has elevated ST, you usually have ischemia present. As far as which disesase(s) it could be: cad,pvd,a blockage of one of the arteries of the heart. When a person has elevation in 2 or more concurrent leads, they have what is calleda STEMI(ST elevation MI). I work as a Critical Care Paramedic, and transported a 44 year old male who had a NSTEMI(no ST elevation), but his enzymes were high. So, just remember not all MI's have ST elevation. There can be many factors that led to the MI. Any question please feel free to PM me.


Rob

Unregistered
02-18-2006, 09:16 PM
quick and dirty rule of thumb I heard was

ST elevation - transmural
ST depression - luminal

don't ask me why

Unregistered
02-18-2006, 09:21 PM
oops

I meant ST depression may mean subendocardial ischemia. Didn't rot all the way through the wall.







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