Electrocardiographic prediction of lateral involvement in acute non-anterior wall myocardial infarction

Stephen Norda*, Kirian van der Weg, Rein Vos, Anton P. M. Gorgels

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Purpose: Recent research has established that a tall R-wave in VI indicates lateral wall involvement in non-anterior wall myocardial infarction (MI). The objective of this study was to assess the value of the admission electrocardiogram (ECG) to predict R-waves and consequently lateral wall damage in the late phase of non-anterior MI. Methods: ECGs of 69 patients were analyzed. ST-segment changes in representative leads for lateral wall infarction such as V-1, V-2, V-6 and I were correlated with the extent of QRS-wave changes in V-1 and V6. Results: ST-segment elevation in V-6 showed correlations with R/S ratio in V-1 (r = 0.802, B = 0.440, P =
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)527-532
JournalJournal of Electrocardiology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • Electrocardiography
  • ST elevation myocardial infarction
  • Infarct location
  • CMR

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