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non-Q wave infarction

This is myocardial infarction that is associated with positive MB fractions, ST-T waves changes, but in the absence of Q waves on the EKG. It is believed that these type of myocardial infarction is the result of either incomplete occlusion of the coronary artery or spontaneous lysis of a thrombus. As such, it is associated with higher chance of ischemia and re-infarction.

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