New electrocardiographic criteria for predicting either the right or left circumflex artery as the culprit coronary artery in inferior wall acute myocardial infarction

Am J Cardiol. 1997 Nov 15;80(10):1343-5. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9149(97)00678-4.


Two readily obtainable measurements on the admission electrocardiogram-a higher ST-segment elevation in lead III than in lead II and a greater ST-segment depression in lead aVL than in lead I-can distinguish right coronary artery from left circumflex artery-related acute inferior wall myocardial infarction.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial

MeSH terms

  • Coronary Disease / diagnosis*
  • Coronary Vessels
  • Electrocardiography*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Myocardial Infarction / diagnosis*
  • Sensitivity and Specificity