Archive for December2015

The 12 Rhythms of Christmas: Type I AV-Block

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This article is the fifth in our latest series, The 12 Rhythms of Christmas, where each day we examine a new rhythm disorder. It’s a continuation of the theme behind last year’s 12 Leads of Christmas. Before we delve into today’s particular rhythm I’d like to discuss a bit of terminology. My first ECG textbook […]

The 12 Rhythms of Christmas: First Degree AV-Block

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This article is the fourth in our latest series, The 12 Rhythms of Christmas, where each day we examine a new rhythm disorder. It’s a continuation of the theme behind last year’s 12 Leads of Christmas. An 84 year old male presents with a chief complaint of abdominal pain. The ECG below is performed: What […]

The 12 Rhythms of Christmas: Atrial Flutter

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This article is the third in our latest series, The 12 Rhythms of Christmas, where each day we examine a new rhythm disorder. It’s a continuation of the theme behind last year’s 12 Leads of Christmas. This is a new edit of the first article I ever published on my personal blog, so it may […]

The 12 Rhythms of Christmas: Sinus Bradycardia

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This article is the second in our latest series, The 12 Rhythms of Christmas, where each day we examine a new rhythm disorder. It’s a continuation of the theme behind last year’s 12 Leads of Christmas. We were almost day behind kicking off the series (a peril of posting around the holidays), so I’m going […]

The 12 Rhythms of Christmas: Sinus Tachycardia

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This article is the first in our latest series, The 12 Rhythms of Christmas, where each day we examine a new rhythm disorder. It’s a continuation of the theme behind last year’s 12 Leads of Christmas. Sinus Tachycardia It’s one of the first arrhythmias we all learn and it seems so simple. Sinus tachycardia is […]

AMS, hypotensive with HR > 150: Cardiovert?

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  EMS was called for middle-aged man, found slumped over a table at restaurant. He had quite a poor mental status and could not offer any medical history. Per the staff he had just arrived, and not eaten or drank anything. Although he is carrying a home glucometer, his blood sugar is 160. He has […]