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    What kind of coronary/heart disease would be present if someone had a ST-segment elevation on their EKG?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hera
    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

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    quick and dirty rule of thumb I heard was

    ST elevation - transmural
    ST depression - luminal

    don't ask me why

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    oops

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

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