Wellens' syndrome

Ann Emerg Med. 1999 Mar;33(3):347-51. doi: 10.1016/s0196-0644(99)70373-2.


We describe a patient with Wellens' syndrome. In view of the large area of myocardium at risk, the importance of recognizing the significance of this ECG pattern is of critical importance for the emergency physician, especially those involved in the evaluation of patients at emergency department chest pain centers. Wellens' syndrome, the criteria for diagnosis, and a discussion of its implications are presented.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Coronary Disease / diagnosis*
  • Coronary Disease / physiopathology
  • Electrocardiography*
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Syndrome