EKG and PE!

Cardiology PGY1 PGY2 PGY3 PGY4

I cannot say that  we did not know about this, but having an article to support this is very exciting. Jeff Kline and his colleagues analyzed 45 studies of 8,209 patients and found the most EKG findings among patients whom was diagnosed with acute PE: tachycardia (38%), T-wave inversion in lead V1 (38%), and ST elevation in aVR (36%). significant EKG findings which predicted mortality were:

  1. Heart rate > 100 beats/min,
  2. S1Q3T3,
  3. complete RBBB,
  4. inverted T waves in V1V4,
  5. ST elevation in aVR,
  6. atrial brillation

Link to article