Published: April 30th, 2016

Category: STEMI

Pre-hospital ECG


Emergency Department ECG


Cardiac Cath Report

LM- Normal caliber, patent

LAD- Normal caliber, transapical, prosimal patent, mid just distal to D1 mild disease up to 30%, patent mid stent just distal to D2, distal luminal irregularities. D1 30% stenosis, D2 patent

LCx-Normal caliber, patent stent, just distal to stent there is a focal 90% stenosis

RCA- 100% Proximal occlusion (culprit vessel)

Successful stent placement to prox RCA



Inferior MI

  • 40-50% of all myocardial infarctions.
  • more favorable prognosis than anterior myocardial infarction
  • Up to 40% of patients with an inferior STEMI will have a concomitant right ventricular infarction. These patients may develop severe hypotension in response to nitrates and generally have a worse prognosis.
    • Confirmed with Right sided ECG, Elevation in V4R
  • Up to 20% of patients with inferior STEMI will develop significant bradycardia due to second- or third-degree AV block. These patients have an increased in-hospital mortality (>20%).
  • ECG findings
    • ST elevation in leads II, III and aVF
    • Reciprocal ST depression in aVL (± lead I)
    • RCA (80%): Elevation in III > II, Reciprocal depression in I
    • LCx (20%): Elevation in III = II, No reciprocal depression in I