ST Segment & U Wave - EKG Basics.


The ST segment represents the early part of ventricular repolarization.

The ST segment is the line that from the end of the QRS complex to beginning of the T wave. Normally the ST segment is flat relative to the baseline. An elevated ST can indicate an acute myocardial infarction or other cardiac conditions.

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The U-wave is a small upright, rounded bump. When observed, it follows the T-wave. U waves greater than 0.15mv (1.5 boxes) are considered abnormal.



Authors and Reviewers

Authored by Thomas O'Brien
Medically reviewed by Dr. Jonathan Keroes, MD, Cardiology
Last Update: 11/8/2020




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