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Types of MI's

  1. 0 I am a new cardiac nurse and I work on an intervention floor where I get people back from cardiac caths and I also have people who have had MI's. I am looking for some type of table or chart or something like that that shows locations and types of mi's. I have printed some pictures of the heart and coronary arteries and what arteries supply what parts of the heart. But I still feel like I need more information. Can anyone direct me to a website that has this information in BLACK AND WHITE?

    from a newbie
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  3. Visit  emtb2rn profile page
    #1 0
    Try this site, http://www.rjmatthewsmd.com/Definiti...infarction.htm. You can click on the various links to see diagrams.

    Hope this helps.
  4. Visit  All_Smiles_RN profile page
    #2 0
    Have you taken 12 lead ECG yet? A key point in this class is the different MIs, how they present on the ECG, and the specific arteries involved. 12 lead is a good place to start building your knowledge around the different MIs.
  5. Visit  Spidey's mom profile page
    #3 0
    Funny - I found a RN Magazine from 02 today that I hadn't read yet and was reading about types of MI's . . .it had a chart too. I don't know if you can look at archives of the magazine but it was in May 2002 and called "Left vs. Right ventricular MI: Which is it?" by Kimberley Litton.

  6. Visit  RN raging butterfly profile page
    #4 0

    There is great little pocketbook called "ECGs Made Easy, Pocket Reference" By Barbara Aehlert, RN.

  7. Visit  Cathlabnurse46 profile page
    #5 1
    It's fairly easy. But take a 12 lead course. Your cath lab will usually have a few pocket guides.

    RCA = inf wall (70-80% of the time) leads II,III & AVF
    LAD & Diag's = Ant septal V1-V3
    Circ and OM's= Ant lat V4-V6 (or Inf 20% of the time depending on if the RCA or the Circ give rise to the vessle called the PDA)

    STEMI = ST elevation MI in those leads mentioned with or without a Q wave. A Q wave is a perment scare and should not be present in any lead with the excemption of V1 (called a septal Q) and not deeper than 1/3 the hight of the R wave.

    Non-STEMI is T wave inversion or ST depression (ishemia) with corrolating trops.