Spodick reported an electrocardiographic finding in patients with acute pericarditis.

In stage I of acute pericarditis, there is ST segment elevation and depression of the PR interval.


Spodick's sign refers to:

(1) elevated ST segment

(2) depressed PR interval

(3) the T-P interval (the segment connected the end of the T wave and start of the P wave) shows a downslope


Spodick's sign is seen in patients with acute pericarditis. Spodick reported the finding in about a third of patients while others have found it in up to 80%. It is best seen in the lateral precordial leads and in lead II.


It can be seen in 5% of patients with STEMI.

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