Saturday, October 3, 2020

ECG Blog #181 (AV Wenckebach - Mobitz I - PACs - ATach - Group Beating)

 

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NOTE: My complete write-up of this case is found on the September 26, 2020 post on Dr. Smith's ECG Blog — CLICK HERE —
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The Case: The ECG shown in Figure-1 was obtained from a 40-year old man with an irregular heartbeat.

Question:
  • How would you interpret the rhythm?

Figure-1: ECG obtained because of an irregular rhythm.



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NOTE: My complete write-up of this case is found on the September 26, 2020 post on Dr. Smith's ECG Blog — CLICK HERE — 
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Monday, August 31, 2020

ECG Blog #180 (WCT - SVT - VT - Pleomorphic - Polymorphic - Aberration)

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NOTE: My complete write-up of this case is found on the June 1, 2020 post on Dr. Smith's ECG Blog — CLICK HERE —
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The Case: No history was provided for the ECG shown in Figure-1.

Question:
  • How would you interpret this tracing?

Figure-1: The initial ECG in this case. No history was provided.



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NOTE: My complete write-up of this case is found on the June 1, 2020 post on Dr. Smith's ECG Blog — CLICK HERE — 
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Thursday, August 13, 2020

ECG Blog #179 (QRS Widening - LBBB - RBBB)

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NOTE: My complete write-up of this case is found on the June 25, 2020 post on Dr. Smith's ECG Blog — CLICK HERE —
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The Case: No history was provided for the ECG shown in Figure-1.

Questions:
  • How would you interpret this tracing?
  • Is there BBB (Bundle Branch Block)? 

Figure-1: The ECG in this case. No history was provided.



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NOTE: My complete write-up of this case is found on the June 25, 2020 post on Dr. Smith's ECG Blog — CLICK HERE — 
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Monday, August 3, 2020

ECG Blog #178 (RV Strain - Lead Placement - Dextrocardia - Acute PE)

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NOTE: My complete write-up of this case is found on the July 28, 2020 post on Dr. Smith's ECG Blog — CLICK HERE —
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The Case: The ECG shown in Figure-1 was obtained from a middle-aged woman who presented to the ED with new-onset dyspnea.

Questions:
  • Is the inferior lead T wave inversion in Figure-1 indicative of RV (Right Ventricular) Strain?
  • Does this ECG suggest acute PE (Pulmonary Embolism)? 

Figure-1: The initial ECG in this case.


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NOTE: My complete write-up of this case is found on the July 28, 2020 post on Dr. Smith's ECG Blog — CLICK HERE — 
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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

ECG Blog #177 (WCT - VT - SVT - Aberrancy - BBB)

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NOTE: My complete write-up of this case is found on the May 5, 2020 post on Dr. Smith's ECG Blog — CLICK HERE —
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The Case: The ECG shown in Figure-1 was obtained from a woman in her 80s, who was seen by EMS for confusion and hypotension.

Questions:
  • WHAT is the rhythm in Figure-1?
  • How certain are you of your diagnosis? 

Figure-1: The initial ECG in this case.


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NOTE: My complete write-up of this case is found on the May 5, 2020 post on Dr. Smith's ECG Blog — CLICK HERE — 
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