STAT ECG Diagnoses: must know ECG patterns in screening for acute coronary occlusion

ECG Weekly Workout with Dr. Amal Mattu


A 58-year-old woman is brought into the emergency department by paramedics with chest pain and diaphoresis. The following EMS ECG was obtained:

Before watching the video, look closely at this ECG and ask yourself:

  1. What ST segment and T wave abnormalities are present?
  2. Is this ECG suggestive of acute coronary occlusion?
  3. Would you activate the cath lab on arrival?