Signs and Symptoms
- 62.1 to 112.3 cases per 100,000
- Up to 50% of cases may be undiagnosed
Possible EKG Findings
- Sinus Tachycardia
- SIQIII +/- TIII
- RBBB or iRBBB (may be transient)
- Rightward axis
- T-wave inversions, especially in right precordial leads (V1-V3) + inferior leads
- "70% of patients with acute PE had ECG abnormalities, most commonly nonspecific ST-segment and T-wave changes" (UTDOL.com)
Reference: Topics in Emergency Medicine 2010. CAN’T MISS ECG FINDINGS. L. THOMAS RICHARDS, MD. UCSF.
Reference: Top Ten (or 11) EKG Killers. Micelle Haydel, MD. LSUHSC New Orleans.