Clinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine
De Winter T-wave Pattern in Proximal Left Anterior Descending Artery Occlusion
- Author(s): Gregory, David
- Wexler, Bryan
- Becker, Brent
- et al.
Case Presentation: We describe a case of an acute myocardial infarction with an atypical electrocardiogram showing a de Winter T-wave pattern suggesting the 100% proximal left anterior descending artery occlusion seen on emergent cardiac catheterization.
Discussion: Timely recognition of acute myocardial ischemia is paramount for emergency providers. As highlighted in this case, It is important to be mindful of atypical electrocardiogram findings, such as de Winter T-waves, which suggest acute myocardial ischemia.