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Modified Sgarbossa Criteria: Part Deux

Background: Left Bundle Branch Block (LBBB) on the ECG makes accurate recognition of ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) rather difficult. The 1996 and 2004 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) STEMI guidelines recommended immediate reperfusion therapy for patients with potentially …

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Cardiovascular

Modified Sgarbossa Criteria: Ready for Primetime?

The recognition of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in the presence of left bundle-branch block (LBBB) remains difficult and frustrating to both emergency medicine physicians and cardiologists. ¬†According to the 2004 STEMI guidelines, emergent reperfusion therapy was recommended to patients …

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Cardiovascular

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