Name that ECG: 51 year old male – Findings

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51 year old male, palpitations.

Name that ECG: 51 year old male

 

Rhythm:

  • Rate: ventricular rate ~185 bpm, unknown atrial rate
  • Regularity: regular
  • P-waves: none appreciated
  • PRi: N/A
  • QRS duration: ~200 ms

Bonus points:

  • Axis: inferior, +90 degrees
  • Bundle Branches: V1-negative, wide-complex
  • QTc: not appreciable
  • ST/T-waves:
    • T-waves: appropriate discordance in all leads
    • ST-elevation: not readily interprettable
    • ST-depression: not readily interprettable

Differentials:

  • Ventricular tachycardia

Notes:

  • Subtle dissociation of the atria may be visible in the ST/T-waves in II and III.
  • It is unlikely that this rhythm is anything but ventricular tachycardia.
  • The ST-segments in aVL are arguably excessive, potentially indicating an ACS cause of this tachycardia.

 

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Dan
“Bad heartburn” – 82 y.o. female without chest pain.
I'm on board with most of the convents so far. No need to elaborate. I would add maybe a dissection into the aortic root causing RCA occlusion. Not going to know without imaging. Call cath from the field regardless.
2014-08-21 07:41:17
Dan August
“Bad heartburn” – 82 y.o. female without chest pain.
Correction S* and T wave.
2014-08-21 01:53:14
Dan August
“Bad heartburn” – 82 y.o. female without chest pain.
ST elevation in all leads is caused by early repolarization. That's why the Q and T are mashed together. Could be a stemi, but you can't tell with this going on.
2014-08-21 01:51:45
Brooks Walsh MD
“Bad heartburn” – 82 y.o. female without chest pain.
Very interesting discussion - I had not anticipated the degree to which giving/not giving nitro would be controversial! I had my own agenda in presenting this case, but I think it would be better to follow the interest of our readers. I'll add a few pearls about ACS, nitro, and inferior STEMIs in my discussion…
2014-08-21 00:14:19
Sassy
“Bad heartburn” – 82 y.o. female without chest pain.
Our local protocols prevent administration of GTN to RVI, Inferior STEMI with BP less than 160 systolic or HR less than 50bpm. As more than 50% of inferior MI's have RV involvement you walk a very fine line between preload and none. The HR could possibly indicate RCA occlusion so there's one side of your…
2014-08-20 22:23:14

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