These cases were seen during the last two weeks, and have a common theme of a slow heart rate.
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Fifty two year old man admitted to the Short Stay Unit in the ED because of severe lower back pain. He had required regular doses of oxycodone to control the pain
This is the rhythm strip of a 72 year old woman taken shortly after she arrived in the Emergency Department after an episode of syncope. The ambulance officers recorded an episode of non sustained ventricular tachycardia just before the patient arrived. Read More
Describe the findings in the rhythm strips of this 44 year old man who presented with epigastric discomfort, sweating and vomiting. Read More
This section will show a series of problems where the emphasis is on description, analysis and diagnosis of ECG rhythms. Treatment (and mechanism) are only relevant if theyhelp with the diagnosis or description. Read More
What are we seeking when we look at an ECG? We may be looking for normality, or for findings that confirm or support our clinical suspicion. Often we find changes that are “non-specific” or else are clear-cut but are unrelated to the current problem. Perhaps we should call the latter changes “distractors”. This case highlights some of these issues. Read More
Thanks to Mathew Adamson for this interesting case that he managed on 16th September 2015.
The patient is a 91 year old man with a past history of atrial fibrillation, permanent pacemaker, and a left internal iliac artery aneurysm that had been coiled. His medications included citalopram, digoxin, atorvastatin, frusemide, atenolol, rabeprazole, allopurinol and nizatidine. Read More