Presenter: Leonard S. Gettes, MD
This presentation discusses the value of ST depression and ST elevation in helping to better localize the acutely ischemic/infracted region and predict the site of occlusion within the involved coronary artery. The overall goal is to recognize clues in the ECG that will shorten the interval from discovery to treatment and improve patient outcome.
Leonard S. Gettes, MD, is a distinguished professor of cardiology and professor of medicine at the University of North Carolina, School of Medicine. He is a board member of numerous committees, including several associated with the American Heart Association, and serves on the editorial boards of several medical journals (including the Journal of Electrocardiology and the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology) and editorial consultant on over a dozen leading journals. A visiting professor and invited lecturer for dozens of universities and medical organizations worldwide, he is also author or co-author of over 100 medical journal articles and contributor on related studies, many in the areas of cardiology and electrophysiology, and dozens of book chapters, many with a focus on cardiology.
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