non-Q-wave infarction


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non-Q-wave infarction

Cardiology A subendocardial MI in which the EKG demonstrates persistent abnormal ST-segment depression in all but the aVR lead–which has ST-segment elevation–often accompanied by T-wave changes. See Myocardial infarction, Thallium imaging.
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The study was conducted on 920 patients, mostly men, who had suffered what doctors refer to as non-Q-wave infarctions.
This shows that in non-Q-wave infarctions, they don't have to be compelled,'' he said.
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