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Useful ECG MNEMONICS

ECG MNEMONICS

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Left vs Right bundle branch block "WiLLiaM MaRRoW": W pattern in V1-V2 and M pattern in V3-V6 is Left bundle block.M pattern in V1-V2 and W in V3-V6 is Right bundle block.ยท Note: consider bundle branch blocks when QRS complex is wide.
As a rule of thumb: A bundle branch block is indicated by what Widened QRS
Causes of ST elevation "Elevation" ElectrolytesLBBB, Early repolarization, Ventricular hypertrophy, Aneurysm, Treatment (eg pericardiocentesis), Injury (AMI, contusion),Osborne waves (hypothermia), Non-occlusive vasospasm
EKG finding of pericarditis *P*e*R*icardi*T*i*S*: *PR* depression in *PR*echordial leads and *ST* elevation
Causes of T-wave inversion "INVERT" Ischemia, Normality (esp in young, african american), ventricular hypertrophy, ectopic foci (calcified plaques),RBBB/LBBB, Treatments (digoxin)
What do elevations of V1 - V6 represent with regard to location of infarct "SSAALL" V1 = septal, V2=septal, V3 = anterior, V4 = anterior, V5 = Lateral, V6 = Lateral
Created by: rkirchoff