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The ECG in Acute Stroke

 
 
 
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Overview

Patients with acute stroke - ischaemic or haemorrhagic - may develop ECG findings that mimic an acute myocardial infarction, in the abscence of significant cardiovascular disease.
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  • ECG Findings in Acute Stroke

  • Tachycardia
  • ST depression
  • Prolonged QT interval
  • T wave changes - flattening / inversion
  • Prominent U waves
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