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> Now lets say you have ST elevation in leads V1 and V2. This means that you are having a septal MI. A septal MI affects the middle of the heart (more left), which includes the left anterior descending artery. So to treat this patient, you would want to give your patient Aspirin (324mg) and Nitro (0.4mg). Make sure that you have a systolic blood pressure reading of >100 when giving the Nitro. The reason for this is because Nitro will decrease the preload to the heart, causing the BP to drop. We do not want to bottom out the patient's BP, which could cause a lot more harm to our patient.