Types of MI's

  1. 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?

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  3. by   emtb2rn
    Try this site, http://www.rjmatthewsmd.com/Definiti...infarction.htm. You can click on the various links to see diagrams.

    Hope this helps.
  4. by   All_Smiles_RN
    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. by   Spidey's mom
    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. by   RN raging butterfly

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

  7. by   Cathlabnurse46
    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.

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