What is the role of ECG in the diagnosis of acute pericarditis?

Updated: Apr 02, 2019
  • Author: Sean Spangler, MD; Chief Editor: Terrence X O'Brien, MD, MS, FACC  more...
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Electrocardiography (ECG) can be diagnostic in acute pericarditis and evolves in four stages. However, only 50% of patients with pericarditis experience all four stages.


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