Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock
Home About us Editors Ahead of Print Current Issue Archives Search Instructions Subscribe Advertise Login 
Users online:155   Print this pageEmail this pageSmall font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size   
EKG PEARL
Year : 2009  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 206-208

Wellen's syndrome: An ominous EKG pattern


Department of Emergency Medicine, University of South Florida, Florida, USA

Correspondence Address:
Nicole E Mead
Department of Emergency Medicine, University of South Florida, Florida
USA
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0974-2700.55347

Rights and Permissions

Wellen's syndrome is a characteristic T-wave on an electrocardiogram during a pain-free period in a patient with intermittent chest pain. This finding suggests a high-degree stenosis of the proximal left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery that will soon result in an acute anterior wall myocardial infarction (MI) if the patient is not urgently catheterized and the occlusion opened. This case report discusses a young male patient with no known cardiac disease with an EKG that demonstrates the classic Wellen's T-waves. He was urgently taken to cardiac catheterization and his 95% proximal LAD stenosis was reduced via drug-eluding stent. Through knowledge of Wellen's T-waves, more anterior wall MIs can be prevented.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed8083    
    Printed273    
    Emailed7    
    PDF Downloaded529    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 7    

Recommend this journal