TITLE

Posterior ECG Leads Improve the Detection of Left Circumflex Coronary Artery Occlusion

AUTHOR(S)
Boyle, Andrew J.
PUB. DATE
February 2009
SOURCE
Clinical Cardiology Alert;Feb2009, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents the abstract of a study along with a commentary on that study which determined the utility of using three posterior chest leads to detect posterior wall acute myocardial infarction in the left circumflex coronary artery (LCCA) territory. The study concluded that the 15-lead electroardiogram (ECG) identified more patients with posterior myocardial wall ischemia because of temporary balloon occlusion of the LCCA than the 12-lead ECG.
ACCESSION #
36450666

 

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