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Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine  2014, Vol. 15 Issue (2): 131-141     DOI: 10.3909/ricm0655
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Global T-wave Inversion on Electrocardiogram: What Is the Differential?
Olayinka Afolabi-Brown1, D. Lynn Morris1, 2, Vincent M. Figueredo1, 2
1 Einstein Heart and Vascular Institute, Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
2 Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
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Abstract:
Global T-wave inversion as seen on electrocardiogram is associated with a variety of pathophysiologic states, including cardiac, pulmonary, and cerebrovascular disease, and acute electrolyte disorders. Although some of these are chronic conditions, others are acute emergencies, necessitating early diagnosis and treatment. This article reviews and provides examples of possible etiologies of global T-wave inversion on electrocardiogram.
Key words:  T-wave inversion      Electrocardiogram      Acute cerebrovascular event      Apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy      Acute pericarditis      Hypokalemia      Hyponatremia      Acute myocardial infarction       Pheochromocytoma      Pulmonary edema      Pulmonary embolism      Takotsubo cardiomyopathy     
Published:  30 June 2014     

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Olayinka Afolabi-Brown, D. Lynn Morris, Vincent M. Figueredo. Global T-wave Inversion on Electrocardiogram: What Is the Differential?. Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine, 2014, 15(2): 131-141.

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