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Transient abnormal Q waves during exercise electrocardiography
  1. F F Alameddine,
  2. A M Zafari*
  1. Emory University School of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr A M Zafari
    Emory University, Division of Cardiology, 1639 Pierce Drive, WMB 319, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA:


Myocardial ischaemia during exercise electrocardiography is usually manifested by ST segment depression or elevation. Transient abnormal Q waves are rare, as Q waves indicate an old myocardial infarction. The case of a patient with exercise induced transient abnormal Q waves is reported. The potential mechanisms involved in the development of such an abnormality and its clinical implications are discussed.

  • ECG
  • exercise testing
  • Q waves

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  • * Also the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Decatur, Georgia, USA