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Waves Inversion Indication Past Heart Attack
Had cto of LAD opened. 1 doc said take betablocker, 1 said no need. no known heart attack or high bp. what is betablocker benefit or indication here?
EKG finding: A q wave is a finding on the electrocardiogram seen after a completed myocardial infarction (heart attack). In some patients with heart attack, the electrocardiogram will demonstrated q-wave. In other patients, a q wave will not develop. In general, q wave myocardial infarctions are larger and associated with st elevation in the early phase of the heart attack. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inverted T-waves: Yes, seek help at an ER ASAP. ...Read more
Wall Thickness: Q wave= full thickness myocardial necrosis non q wave= partial thickness or subendocardial necrosis subendocardial infarcts more common. Full thickness can result in myocardial rupture or an acute ventricular septal defect. Rupture- tamponade-death sequence. 50% of people still die on their first heart attack mostly because of not calling 911 or reaching er within minutes of the infarct. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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