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ST segment elevation is the key parameter on which the fate of millions of infarct patients are recognised and managed. It is ironical we do not have standardised reference point for measuring the quantum of SR elevation .

This is especially difficult when ST segment blends with forward limb of T waves.

While we have reference point for measuring  ST depression  (Like during EST ). . . why we do not have one for ST elevation ?

Now we have adopted a rough criteria .Read below .

where will you measure st segment

How to measure ST elevation in ECG
How to measure ?
Measure The ST segment 40 ms from J point.
how to measure ST  elevation in STEMI 2
                        I lost track the source of this Image .(STEMI hand book 2012 ?)
Final message
ST segment  elevation  is  the key parameter in ACS.  Quantifying  it becomes  important in  assessing  the efficacy of reperfusion strategies and risk stratification. Fresh ST elevation can represent pericarditis, reinfarction or an early dyskinetic  segment . Unless we have  proper reference point there is  a room  for  error in this simple parameter.

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