ECG of the Week – 20th January 2014

By | 17 januari 2014

This ECG is from a 76yr old female who presented complaining of palpitations and dysponea.
She has a history of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and chronic smoking related lung disease.
Medications include warfarin, calcium channel blocker, and other non-cardiac related medications.
The first ECG below was performed when the patient arrived, the second ECG was performed not long after but prior to treatment being instigated.





ECG 1
The patient’s initial ECG on arrival in the Emergency Department
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ECG 2
Second ECG prior to treatment initiation
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A 76yr old female presents to your Emergency Department complaining of palpitations and dysponea. She has a history of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and COPD.
Medications include warfarin, calcium channel blocker, and other non-cardiac related medications.
Vital signs: BP 115/64 RR 22 Sats 92% RA Temp 36
Two ECG’s are performed 10 minutes apart prior to any treatment.

a) Describe & interpret the patients two ECGs (100%)

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