Cardiovascular Medicine Book




Sgarbossa Criteria

Aka: Sgarbossa Criteria, Sgarbossa Concordance, Sgarbossa
  1. See Also
    1. Left Bundle Branch Block
    2. High Risk Acute Coronary Syndrome Management
    3. Myocardial Infarction Assessment
  2. Indications
    1. EKG criteria for diagnosis of acute Myocardial Infarction when Left Bundle Branch Block is present
  3. Criteria
    1. ST segment elevation of 1 mm or more if in same direction (concordant) as QRS Complex in any lead
      1. Score: 5 Points
    2. ST segment depression of 1 mm or more in any lead from V1 to V3
      1. Score: 3 Points
    3. ST segment elevation of 5 mm or more in opposite direction (discordant) of QRS Complex
      1. Score: 1 Point
  4. Interpretation
    1. Score of 3 or more suggests acute Myocardial Infarction
  5. Efficacy
    1. Test Specificity: 90%
    2. Test Sensitivity: 20%
  6. References
    1. Sgarbossa (1996) NEJM 334(8):481-7 [PubMed]

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