Total occlusion of the left descending and circumflex coronary artery without ST elevation: The de winter electrocardiographic pattern

Kalkan A., Cekmen B. , Bas B., Kocer M., Demirel A., Tayfun B.

Acute Medicine, cilt.19, ss.159-161, 2020 (Diğer Kurumların Hakemli Dergileri) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 19 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Dergi Adı: Acute Medicine
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.159-161


© 2020 Rila Publications Ltd..De Winter syndrome, or anterior ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), constitutes 2% of acute myocardial infarctions. In contrast to classic ST segment elevation as seen with STEMI, it involves ST depression with precordial derivations and sharp waves. de Winter syndrome indicates critical narrowing of the left ascending coronary artery (LAD). Recognizing this presentation is important in terms of both mortality and morbidity. We present the case of a 71-year old patient presenting at the Emergency Department with chest pain, who had findings of de Winter syndrome on their ECG. Coronary angiography confirmed occlusions in the LAD and circumflex (CX) coronary arteries.