pseudoinfarct

pseudoinfarct

A Q-wave inversion on an EKG that mimics an acute myocardial infarction, which may be seen in Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome, cardiac amyloidosis, and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, due to elongation and partial stretching of cardiac nerve fibres.

pseudoinfarct

A Q-wave inversion on EKG mimicking an acute MI, which may be seen in WPW syndrome, cardiac amyloidosis, and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, due to elongation and partial stretching of nerve fibers. Cf Myocardial infact.
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Atrial fibrillation or a pseudoinfarct pattern may also be seen on ECG in patients with cardiac involvement.
The key question when assessing a patient like this is whether the Q-waves are real or a pseudoinfarct.