Tricuspid atresia – ECG
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Right atrial overload is manifest as tall P waves in lead II and left ventricular hypertrophy with strain pattern is seen in lateral leads with tall R waves, ST segment depression and T wave inversion. The axis is leftward with predominantly negative QRS in leads III and aVF. The biphasic P wave in V1 with sharp atrial intrinsicoid deflection (the sharp downward deflection from the peak of the P wave to the trough of the P wave) is a pseudo left atrial overload pattern, seen in right atrial overload. In true left atrial overload the atrial intrinscoid deflection is mor slanting so that the negative component of the P wave is almost U shaped rather than the V shape in this case. All these features together in a congenital cyanotic heart disease is characteristic of tricuspid atresia.
Tricuspid atresia ECG annotated
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