St Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction

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An EKG records the strength, rhythm, and the timing of electrical signals as they pass through each part of the heart. It should be done within 10 minutes of being admitted to hospital. The ST elevations and Q waves are significant for diagnosing and determining the treatment for a MI.
During the initial assessment of a heart attack, the EKG shows an elevated ST segments. The ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) also known as Q-wave MI is the most severe type of the MI. It indicates that an artery to the heart is blocked and that the full thickness of the heart muscle is damaged. The Non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) also known as a non Q-wave MI is considered less severe than the STEMI. A smaller section

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