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No, doubling the paper speed will not reveal hidden P-waves

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Apparently I went to the Rick Bukata School of Titling Articles. A 22-year-old male presents with agitation and delirium after smoking an unknown substance that an equally unknown person on the street offered him. You note a rapid radial pulse at around 150 bpm and attach him to the cardiac monitor: Well now we’re in […]

The 12 Leads of Christmas: V3

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This is the eleventh and penultimate article in our latest series, The 12 Leads of Christmas, where each day we examine an individual electrocardiographic lead. Lead V3 Today we’re going to discuss V3, and there’s no way I can do that without talking about isolated posterior myocardial infarction. Of all twelve, fifteen, eighteen, or even […]

The 12 Leads of Christmas: V2

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This article is the tenth in our latest series, The 12 Leads of Christmas, where each day we examine a new finding particular to an individual electrocardiographic lead. Lead V2 I love V2. It’s probably been my favorite lead to examine and ponder this past year. The cool thing is that it doesn’t seem all […]

The 12 Leads of Christmas: V4

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This article is the eighth in our latest series, The 12 Leads of Christmas, where each day we examine a new finding particular to an individual electrocardiographic lead. Lead V4 Like aVF, V4 is a tough lead to discuss on its own. It’s part of the natural flow of the complexes across the precordium and […]

The 12 Leads of Christmas: V1

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This article is the seventh in our latest series, The 12 Leads of Christmas, where each day we examine a new finding particular to an individual electrocardiographic lead. Lead V1 Happy New Year everyone! Today’s post is going to be a bit of a hodge-podge as I recover from yesterday’s post on ST-elevation in aVR. […]

The 12 Leads of Christmas: aVR

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This article is the fifth in our latest series, The 12 Leads of Christmas, where each day we examine a new finding particular to an individual electrocardiographic lead. Lead aVR I have a love-hate relationship with aVR. There is one big question that always looms around it: Is ST-elevation in aVR a STEMI-equivalent? Like most […]

The 12 Leads of Christmas: aVF

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This article is the fifth in our latest series, The 12 Leads of Christmas, where each day we examine a new finding particular to an individual electrocardiographic lead. Lead aVF I dug myself quite a hole on this one as there’s really not much to say about aVF. It’s located midway between leads II and […]

The 12 Leads of Christmas: aVL

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This article is the fourth in our latest series, The 12 Leads of Christmas, where each day we examine a new finding particular to an individual electrocardiographic lead. Lead aVL Today’s  review is going to be light on text (but heavy on EKG’s) to make time for Wednesday’s big post on aVR. It also helps that […]

The 12 Leads of Christmas: Lead III

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This article is the third in our latest series, The 12 Leads of Christmas, where each day we examine a new finding particular to an individual electrocardiographic lead. Lead III Lead III is great at identifying STEMI’s. In patients presenting with signs and symptoms concerning for ACS but no clear ischemia on the initial ECG, it’s […]

The 12 Leads of Christmas: Lead II

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This article is the second in our latest series, The 12 Leads of Christmas, where each day we examine a new finding particular to an individual electrocardiographic lead. The Lead II Sign Yesterday we covered the lead I sign, so it’s only fitting that today we discuss the lead II sign.   It’s a commonly […]

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