In the medical community, the nonspecific finding of T-wave inversion warrants further investigation. An electrocardiogram may be an essential component of a surgical risk evaluation. Patients who show a T-wave inversion on a preoperative electrocardiogram require further investigation to distinguish between pathological and benign T-wave inversion. Optimizing patients’ safety during the perioperative experience is the ultimate clinical outcome.
Challenges in Diagnosis| March 01 2007
Confounding T-Wave Inversion
Sandra Bresnahan, RN, MSN, ACNP;
Jo-Ann Eastwood, RN, PhD, CCNS, CCRN
Am J Crit Care (2007) 16 (2): 137–140.
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Sandra Bresnahan, Jo-Ann Eastwood; Confounding T-Wave Inversion. Am J Crit Care 1 March 2007; 16 (2): 137–140. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/ajcc2007.16.2.137
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