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Why is the t-wave inverted in myocardial infarction?

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Dr. Francis Uricchio
Cardiology 39 years experience
Repolarization: The t wave on the electrocardiogram reflects the pattern of electrical repolarization in the heart. During a myocardial infarction, the pattern of electrical repolarization is reversed resulting in a reversal of the axis of the t wave.
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Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Electrical change: The electrocardiogram is a representation of the cardiac electricity. As heart muscle changes -grows with hyper trophy or dies, or is ischemic the electrical potentials shift and present in the ekg.
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What is a st-wave myocardial infarction?

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Dr. Francis Uricchio
Cardiology 39 years experience
Various: The st segment is a portion of the electrocardiogram. A myocardial infarction can be described as st elevation myocardial infarction or non-st elevation myocardial infarction depending on the appearance of the electrocardiogram. Management of the 2 types of heart attack are somewhat different.
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