Korean Circ J.  2008 Sep;38(9):495-499. 10.4070/kcj.2008.38.9.495.

Precordial ST-Segment Elevation in Acute Right Ventricular Myocardial Infarction

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  • 1Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Gangneung Asan Hospital, Gangneung, Korea. bovio@naver.com

Abstract

It is rare to observe ST-segment elevations in the precordial leads that are caused by an occlusion of the right coronary artery and/or its branches. We report here on two cases of acute occlusion of the right coronary artery or its branches that caused acute right ventricular myocardial infarction with ST-segment elevations in the anterior precordial leads. These cases should remind us that the presence of diffuse ST-segment elevations in the precordial leads could be due to acute occlusion of the right coronary artery.

Keyword

Myocardial infarction; Right ventricle; Electrocardiography
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