J Electrocardiol 2021 Jul 16;69:60-64. Epub 2021 Jul 16.
Department of Medicine, Nykøbing Falster Hospital, Nykøbing F, Denmark; Institute of Regional Health Research, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark; Department of Cardiology, University Heart Center Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany; Department of Regional Health Research, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark.
Background: Early and correct diagnosis of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is crucial for providing timely reperfusion therapy. Patients with ischemic symptoms presenting with ST-segment elevation on the electrocardiogram (ECG) are preferably transported directly to a catheterization laboratory (Cath-lab) for primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI). However, the ECG often contains confounding factors making the STEMI diagnosis challenging leading to false positive Cath-lab activation. Read More