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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