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ECG Reciprocal Depression and Decisions Around Acute Chest Pain in Myocardial Infarction

New information regarding COVID-19 continues to emerge daily. This content was based on the sources available at the time of writing. Written July 25, 2022.

Patients with COVID-19 have often presented with signs and symptoms that suggest significant cardiovascular disease, including acute chest pain or angina. In these patients, COVID-19-related ECG abnormalities, including ST-segment elevation (STE) and depression, can complicate the accurate diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome (ACS).

Given the importance of timely differentiation of myopericarditis due to COVID-19 from type 1 STEMI, a closer look at ECG changes, including reciprocal depression, is warranted.

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