Wellens' syndrome: a close call.
We describe a case of a middle-aged man who presented to the emergency department with typical anginal chest pains and found to have new, deeply inverted T-waves on ECG consistent with Wellens' syndrome. Similar to the description by Wellens et al, a critical 99% stenosis of the proximal left anterior descending artery was indeed confirmed by coronary angiography and successfully treated with drug-eluting stent. It is very important that physicians recognise this ECG finding as a harbinger of a serious cardiovascular condition and the necessity for an early invasive cardiac catheterisation.
BMJ Case Rep
Udechukwu, N., Shrestha, P., Khan, M., & Donato, A. (2018). Wellens' syndrome: a close call.. BMJ Case Rep, 2018 https://doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2018-225376.