Acute right ventricular infarction mimicking extensive anterolateral wall injury

A. R. Fernandez, E. J. De Marchena, Rafael F. Sequeira, K. M. Kessler

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Abstract

A patient presented with an acute right ventricular infarction characterized by an electrocardiographic current of injury in both the inferior (2,3,aVF) and anterior precordial leads (V1-V6). Cardiac catheterization demonstrated normal left ventricular wall motion, a codominant circulation, and severe disease of the right coronary artery. We propose that this coronary anatomy explains the injury currents on the electrocardiogram. This case illustrates a rare presentation of right ventricular myocardial infarction mimicking an extensive anterolateral wall injury.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)965-967
Number of pages3
JournalCHEST
Volume104
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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