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Spike wave behind the QRS complex — how a little epsilon wave leads to non-compaction cardiomyopathy diagnosis

Aneta Małgorzata Kucharczyk-Foltyn1, Grzegorz Aleksander Żak2, Oskar Dominik Solarski2

Abstract

The paper presents a case of a 26-year old patient, who admitted to allergology department for qualifications to specific immunotherapy. Electrocardiogram (ECG) examination revealed spike waves behind the QRS complex in lead V1. Echocardiography examination showed characteristics of ventricular non-compaction cardiomyopathy. Diagnosis was confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging in the Cardiology Clinic.

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