Inverted U waves

Inverted U waves are abnormal in any lead where the T waves are upright. Causes include ischemia, volume overload, hypertension, hyperthyroidism, cardiomyopathy and congenital heart disease.

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In the ECGquest archives, this ECG has been tagged with: - 12-Lead Deeply inverted T waves Inferior ST elevation Inverted T waves Inverted U waves Lateral ST elevation Dr Smith's ECG Blog CC BY-NC
Bizarre T-wave inversions, with Negative U-waves and Very long QT. And a myocardial viability study. 31287

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.

In the ECGquest archives, this ECG has been tagged with: - Chest pain 12-Lead Inverted U waves Normal Axis LITFL CC-BY-NC-SA
A Subtle Sign of Something Sinister 315