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Sub aortic tendon induced ST segment elevation – a new echo electrocardiographic phenomenon?

Authors
Journal
Cardiovascular Ultrasound
1476-7120
Publisher
Springer (Biomed Central Ltd.)
Publication Date
Volume
7
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1186/1476-7120-7-13
Keywords
  • Case Report
Disciplines
  • Biology
  • Medicine

Abstract

The causes for ST-segment elevation other than myocardial infarction are numerous. The existence of left ventricular false tendons has been known for more than a century. Currently, the clinical entities associated with these left ventricular false tendons include innocent murmurs and premature ventricular contractions. A case report is presented where such a false tendon, attached to the interventricular septum, is responsible for striking ST-segment elevation in the anterior precordial leads. It is proposed that this is a newly observed entity – that of subaortic tendon-induced ST-segment elevation. This is proposed as a totally benign phenomenon with the clinical importance in that it should not be confused with other pathological processes, such as the Brugada syndrome.

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