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

Boyle, Andrew J.
February 2009
Clinical Cardiology Alert;Feb2009, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p12
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.


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