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What happens in the EKG during myocardial infarction? Do you get big earthquake-like tracings?
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Dr. Michael Zevitz
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Variable
This varies depending on the location, severity and type of myocardial infarction.
Some patients have no ECG changes at all, known as electrically silent myocardial infarctions, a phenomenon more common in diabetics. Other patients have severe changes in their ECG tracing with severe arrhythmias which can be fatal.

In brief: Variable
This varies depending on the location, severity and type of myocardial infarction.
Some patients have no ECG changes at all, known as electrically silent myocardial infarctions, a phenomenon more common in diabetics. Other patients have severe changes in their ECG tracing with severe arrhythmias which can be fatal.
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Dr. Michael Zevitz
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Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Pediatrics - Cardiology
In brief: Not really
If you are having a heart rhythm problem that causes your heart to stop, then some of them may have an unusual tracing.
If what stops your heart is lack of oxygen, then you may develop shifting of the horizontal lines of the ECG and or / widening of the vertical components of the ecg. Sometimes changes are very subtle and other complimentary tests are needed to know what is happening.

In brief: Not really
If you are having a heart rhythm problem that causes your heart to stop, then some of them may have an unusual tracing.
If what stops your heart is lack of oxygen, then you may develop shifting of the horizontal lines of the ECG and or / widening of the vertical components of the ecg. Sometimes changes are very subtle and other complimentary tests are needed to know what is happening.
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
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