Spodick sign


  • Downsloping TP segment in patients with acute pericarditis
  • Potentially present in about 80% of the patients affected with acute pericarditis.
  • The sign is often best visualized in lead II and lateral precordial leads.

Spodick sign is statistically associated with pericarditis, but it is seen in 5% of patients with STEMI. Among other findings, ST depression, III > II, and absence of PR depression were the most discriminating. [Witting 2020]

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