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What is the definition of non-q-wave infarction?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: EKG diagnosis

When a piece of heart muscle dies, it no longer has electrical activity.
This shows up on an ekg as a q wave. If someone clinically has a heart attack but the ekg never evolves q waves, it is (by definition) a "non-q wave" mi.

In brief: EKG diagnosis

When a piece of heart muscle dies, it no longer has electrical activity.
This shows up on an ekg as a q wave. If someone clinically has a heart attack but the ekg never evolves q waves, it is (by definition) a "non-q wave" mi.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine
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In brief: See answer.

A non q wave myocardial infarction is an electrocariographic phenomenon.
It usually implies a heart attack with less extensive damage than a q wave one which implies damage from the inner wall to the outer wall of the heart. The findings on the electrocardiogram can be variable and must be correlated with the patient's symptoms and blood tests which confirm damage to the heart muscle.

In brief: See answer.

A non q wave myocardial infarction is an electrocariographic phenomenon.
It usually implies a heart attack with less extensive damage than a q wave one which implies damage from the inner wall to the outer wall of the heart. The findings on the electrocardiogram can be variable and must be correlated with the patient's symptoms and blood tests which confirm damage to the heart muscle.
Dr. Martin Bress
Dr. Martin Bress
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