Want to read an EKG like a 3rd year med student? Recognize ST elevations. Want to blow your attending away with your savant-like EKG mastery? Start learning all the myriad STEMI equivalents. For today: the de Winter’s T-wave.
What is it? Up-sweeping ST-depression and symmetrical peaked t-wave in pre-cordial leads (see below)
How often will you see it? Not that often, but not to be missed. Per 2008 case report, appears in 2% of acute LAD occlusions