What is the role of electrocardiography in the workup of venous thromboembolism (VTE)?

Updated: Nov 05, 2020
  • Author: Vera A De Palo, MD, MBA, FCCP; Chief Editor: Vinod K Panchbhavi, MD, FACS  more...
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Electrocardiography is of greatest value in ruling out myocardial infarction. Sinus tachycardia often is present, and right axis deviation, right bundle branch block, and deeply inverted T waves in V1-V3 may be found. An S1Q3T3 pattern may be seen.


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