Confounding T-Wave Inversion

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Abstract

In the medical community, the nonspecific finding of T-wave inversion warrants further investigation. An electrocardiogram may be an essential component of a surgical risk evaluation. Patients who show a T-wave inversion on a preoperative electrocardiogram require further investigation to distinguish between pathological and benign T-wave inversion. Optimizing patients' safety during the perioperative experience is the ultimate clinical outcome. (American Journal of Critical Care. 2007;16:137-140)

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