Ok, I am trying to find a particular answer that has stumped me to no end. I need to know if a patient that has had an MI will or will they not have elevated T Waves? I have been searching all over the internet with no luck. Everything refers back to the Q wave which is not the answer I am in need of. Can you please help? Thanks so much!
Maybe it would help to spell out what "MI" is. It will not help me help, as I know nothing about the mechanics of the T Wave (on a EKG I assume). Still, more information from you may help get useful input.
I think your question doesn't actually have a specific answer - during and after myocardial infarction you will often see T wave abnormalities but as time passes and the injured site heals the T wave may return to normal or maintain some degree of "abnormality". As to specifics of the T wave (positive, negative etc) it apparently varies according to the location and severity of the given infarct. I agree with FFMEDIC that ST segment elevation and depression is more consistent in regards to MI.
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