U Wave


U Wave, EKG U Wave

  • Definitions
  1. U Wave
    1. EKG variably present wave occurring between the T and P Waves
    2. May represent delayed repolarization of the bundle branches or Purkinje Fibers
  • Findings
  • Normal
  1. U Wave best seen in lead V3
    1. In Hypokalemia, may also appear as a biphasic T Wave in V1-3
    2. Mattu (2017) Crit Dec Emerg Med 31(3): 11
  2. U Wave with same polarity as T Wave
  • Causes
  • Prominent U Wave
  • Causes
  • Inverted U Wave
  1. Myocardial Ischemia
  2. Myocardial strain pattern
  • Causes
  • Increased U Wave amplitude