Deep T inversion


First few conditions which come to our mind when we see deep T wave inversions are coronary artery disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, post cardiac arrest state and takotsubo cardiomyopathy. Other conditions in which deep T wave inversion have been reported are nonischemic cardiomyopathy [1], after cardioversion [2], acute pulmonary embolism [3] and acute pulmonary edema [4].


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  3. Punukollu G, Gowda RM, Khan IA, Wilbur SL, Vasavada BC, Sacchi TJ. QT interval prolongation with global T-wave inversion: a novel ECG finding in acute pulmonary embolism. Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol. 2004 Jan;9(1):94-8.
  4. Littmann L. Large T wave inversion and QT prolongation associated with pulmonary edema: a report of nine cases. J Am Coll Cardiol. 1999 Oct;34(4):1106-10.