ANNALS OF NONINVASIVE ELECTROCARDIOLOGY, vol.8, no.3, pp.185-188, 2003 (SCI-Expanded)
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ANNALS OF NONINVASIVE ELECTROCARDIOLOGY
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
inferior myocardial infarction, right ventricular myocardial infarction, aVL derivation, ST-SEGMENT ELEVATION, EARLY RECOGNITION, LEAD, DEPRESSION, PROGNOSIS, SIGNS
Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated:
Background: Right ventricular (RV) involvement is associated with increased morbidity and mortality in patients with acute inferior myocardial infarction (MI). Although electrocardiography is probably the most useful, simple, and objective tool for the diagnosis of acute MI, there are no well-defined criteria in the standard 12-lead electrocardiogram to properly identify RV involvement in patients with acute inferior MI. Our objective was to evaluate the value of ST-segment depression in lead aVL in diagnosing RV involvement in patients with acute inferior MI.