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What is the significance of a non Q wave heart attack?

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Dr. Francis Uricchio
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Q wave MI

A q wave is part of the ekg.
A non q wave mi means there isnt a q wave on the ekg. It translates to the involvement of the wall of the heart during a heart attack. A non q wave mi-not involving the entire thickness of the wall and a q wave mi involving the entire wall thickness.

In brief: Q wave MI

A q wave is part of the ekg.
A non q wave mi means there isnt a q wave on the ekg. It translates to the involvement of the wall of the heart during a heart attack. A non q wave mi-not involving the entire thickness of the wall and a q wave mi involving the entire wall thickness.
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