T and U wave
Deeply inverted T waves
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Variations: T and U wave
This ECG is from a man in his 60s who developed hypokalemia during a complicated hospital admission including GI bleed and anaemia.
This ECG shows inverted T waves and inverted U waves with a very prolonged QT. There is subtle ST elevation in inferior and lateral leads. Troponin was elevated, echo showed regional wall motion abnormalities apical and anteriorly. Angiogram showed severe multivessel disease and an apical LAD occlusion of uncertain age. The most likely cause was either a small infarction or takotsubo.
This ECG is from a woman in her 60s who presented with intermittent chest pain and dyspnoea for the past day, on a background of stage IV lung cancer. This was her repeat ECG the next day.
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