Depressed ST-segment Causes Medical Mnemonics

ST depression occurs when the J point is shifted below baseline. Just with ST elevation, not all ST depression signals myocardial ischemia or an acute syndrome.

How To Remember The Depressed ST-segment Causes ?

Depressed ST-segment Causes

  • Drooping valve (MVP)
  • Enlargement of LV with strain
  • Potassium loss (hypokalemia)
  • Reciprocal ST- depression (in I/W AMI)
  • Embolism in lungs (pulmonary embolism)
  • Subendocardial ischemia
  • Subendocardial infarct
  • Encephalon haemorrhage (intracranial haemorrhage)
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy
  • Shock
  • Toxicity of digitalis, quinidine


Mind Map / Concept Map /Memory Aid/ Mnemonic To Remember Depressed ST-segment Causes

Remember this for your NExT Medical Exit Test exam & USMLE, Pre-Med, NCLEX exams.

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