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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 28-30

Rare but not forgotten: Case series of pulmonary embolism with S1Q3T3 pattern


1 Department of Cardiology, Sarawak Heart Centre, Kota Samarahan, Malaysia
2 Department of Medicine, Sarawak General Hospital, Ministry of Health, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

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Dr. Bui Khiong Chung
Department of Cardiology, Sarawak Heart Centre, Kota Samarahan, Ministry of Health, Kuching
Malaysia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/njc.njc_35_20

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Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a common acute cardiovascular disorder. The most common electrocardiograph (ECG) finding in PE is sinus tachycardia. However, the S1Q3T3 pattern of acute cor pulmonale also called McGinn-White sign is classic. We report three cases of a 48-year-old man, 41-year-old woman, and a 66-year-old woman diagnosed with PE with the ECG findings of S1Q3T3 pattern. In conclusion, recognizing these ECG findings could prompt clinicians to consider PE and lead to earlier diagnosis.


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