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==See Also==
==See Also==
[[ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI)]]
[[ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI)]]
[[EBQ:Sgarbossa Criteria Study|Original Study - Sgarbossa Criteria for MI in LBBB]]

==External Links==
==External Links==

Revision as of 17:50, 12 April 2014


  • Assesses likelihood that pt w/ chest pain and baseline LBBB has myocardial damage (+CK-MB)
    • Criteria also applies to LBBB due to paced rhythm
  • Low Sn, High Sp
    • Still consider PCI/t-PA for pts w/ LBBB and "good story" despite not meeting the criteria


  • ≥3 points = 98% probability of STEMI

  • ST elevation ≥1 mm in a lead with upward (concordant) QRS complex - 5 points
  • ST depression ≥1 mm in lead V1, V2, or V3 - 3 points
  • ST elevation ≥5 mm in a lead with downward (discordant) QRS complex - 2 points
    • Smith's modification of 3rd rule of Sgarbossa criteria to be ST depression OR elevation discordant w/ the QRS complex and w/ a magnitude of at least 25% of the QRS increases Sn from 52% to 91% at the expense of reducing Sp from 98% to 90%

Example of all 3 criteria


See Also

ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) Original Study - Sgarbossa Criteria for MI in LBBB

External Links




  • Sgarbossa, American Heart Journal 2006
  • Sgarbossa, NEJM, February, 1996