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Case of Wellens’ Syndrome - A Cautionary Tale

By Asokan Nambiar C, Ramesh Naga Supreeth, Jayasree H Nambiar and Muthyala Prathap Reddy


Wellens’ syndrome is characterised by distinctive ECG pattern with T wave abnormalities in V2 and V3 leads. It is considered an ominous ECG sign as it is associated with critical stenosis of left anterior descending artery in an usually asymptomatic patient. Awareness of this condition is extremely important to facilitate timely intervention that keeps complications away. We report a case of young male who presented at out-patient department with history of ischemic symptoms and his ECG showed Wellens’ pattern. Coronary angiogram revealed near total-occlusion of left anterior descending artery for which percutaneous intervention was done and patient recovered well

Topics: Wellens’ syndrome, Critical stenosis, Left anterior descending artery, Medicine (General), R5-920
Publisher: Baby Memorial Hospital Ltd
Year: 2018
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