Contributor: Peter Bakes, MD
- STEMI criteria is not just 1mm elevation in contiguous leads
- 1.5 mm in V2-V3 for women
- 2.0 mm in V2-V3 for men
- 2.5 mm in V2-V3 for men under 40
- Inferior MI typically have ST elevation in leads II, III and aVF
- Usually inferior MI’s show reciprocal changes (ST depression) in the lateral leads.
- Lateral MI typically elevation in V5, V6, I, and aVL
- Anterior MI show elevation in leads V1-4
- Right sided MIs have mixed pattern, showing elevation in V1-V2 and V4 along with the inferior leads.
- Right sided MI’s are very sensitive to nitrates, especially if they become intubated because this combination can drop pre-load significantly leading to profound hypotension
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Summarized by Jackson Roos, MS4 | Edited by Erik Verzemnieks, MD
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