IRA L. RUBIN, M.D.; O. ALAN ROSE, M.D.
The significance of a deep Q wave in standard Lead III as an aid to the diagnosis of posterior myocardial infarction was established by Pardee1 in 1930. Since this time a deep Q3 has been of accepted value in this diagnosis. It has been recognized, however, that a significant Q wave in standard Lead III according to Pardee's criteria (25 per cent or more of the highest R wave in the standard leads) may be seen in normal patients. It is also known that a Q wave of apparently significant amplitude may be present in conditions other than myocardial infarction.
RUBIN IL, ROSE OA. THE CORRELATION BETWEEN THE Q WAVES OF aVF AND ESOPHAGEAL LEADS IN THE DIAGNOSIS OF POSTERIOR MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION1. Ann Intern Med. ;34:632–640. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-34-3-632
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;34(3):632-640.
Acute Coronary Syndromes, Cardiac Diagnosis and Imaging, Cardiology, Coronary Heart Disease.
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