Pseudo Wellens T-waves in patients with suspected myocardial infarction: How cardiac magnetic resonance imaging can help the diagnosis

Chiara Bucciarelli-Ducci, Pablo Denes, Thomas A. Holly, Edwin Wu*

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Abstract

Wellens' syndrome is characterized by symmetrically inverted T-waves in the precordial leads suggestive of impending myocardial infarction due to a critical proximal left anterior descending (LAD) stenosis. We describe three unusual cases of patients with such electrocardiographic abnormality in which coronary angiography ruled out the presence of critical coronary stenosis and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging excluded the presence of acute or chronic myocardial infarction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Volume128
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 18 2008

Keywords

  • Acute myocardial infarction
  • Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging
  • Electrocardiography
  • QT prolongation
  • Wellens' T waves

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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