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The Health Care Tattoos database contains tattoo ideas which have been vetted by a paramedic for medical accuracy. Don't ink something onto your body forever without first knowing for certain what it means. Browse this site for tattoo ideas, and submit photos of your medical tattoos for the benefit of others to healthcaretattoos@gmail.com.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

STEMI


Wow! I really like this one. The top photo accurately shows what appears to be a Mobitz type I "Wenckebach" heart block (note the skipped heart beat right in the middle of the tattoo). The bottom photo accurately shows the three views from a 12-lead EKG that reveal a ST segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI), also known as a heart attack. And from the look of it, it was a big one.

I couldn't find the original website where this came from, but my guess is the owner of this tattoo is a heart attack survivor.

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