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Miscellaneous EKG Changes Chapter 14 Robert J. Huszar, MD Instructor Patricia L. Thomas, MBA, RCIS
Outline Chamber Enlargement Right Atrial Enlargement Left Atrial Enlargement Right Ventricular Enlargement Left Ventricular Enlargement Pericarditis Electrolyte Imbalance Drug Effect Pulmonary Disease Early Repolarization Hypothermia Preexcitation Syndromes
Chamber Enlargement Dilatation vs. Hypertrophy Dilatation is the distension of an individual heart chamber, it may be acute or chronic. Hypertrophy is a chronic condition of the heart characterized by an increase in the thickness of a chamber’s myocardial wall secondary to the increase in the size of the muscle fibers.
Right Atrial Enlargement (dilatation & hypertrophy) Increase pressure/volume results in overload in the RA. ECG Characteristics –Duration: P wave.10 or < –Shape:Tall/peaked in Leads II,III & aVF, biphasic in V1 & V2 –Direction:Positive –Amplitude:2.5mm or > –CausesPS,TS, TI, Pulmonary Hypertension
Right Ventricular Hypertrophy Increase pressure/volume results in overload in the RV. ECG Characteristics –Duration: QRS.10 or < –QRS Axis:RAD +90 0 or < –VAT:prolonged =.035 sec in V1 & V2 –QRS Pattern:q waves leads II,III & aVF –R waves:= or > S waves in Lead V1 –ST segment:Downsloping of 1mm or > –Hockey stick: ST depression & T-wave inversion –T wave:inversion in II, III, aVF & V1,V2 & V3 –Causes:MS, acute MI, COPD
Left Ventricular Hypertrophy Increase pressure/volume results in overload in the LV. ECG Characteristics –Duration: QRS.10 or < –QRS Axis:LAD >-30 0 –VAT:prolonged =.04 sec in V5 & V6 –QRS Pattern:R waves leads II,III & aVF –R waves:Tall 20 mm or > wave in Lead I, > 30 mm in Leads V5 & V6 –S wave:Deep in Lead III, V1 & V2
Left Ventricular Hypertrophy cont… ECG Characteristics cont.. –Sum of R/S:Any R wave and S wave > 20 mm & Sum of S wave in V1 or V2 and R wave in Lead V5 or V6 is 35 mm or>. –ST segment:Downsloping ST depression of 1m or > in Leads I, aVL & V5, V6 –T wave:Inversion in I, aVL & V5, V6
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