Amal Mattu’s ECG Case of the Week – April 17, 2017

HPI: A 36-year-old male is brought to the ED by EMS after PEA cardiac arrest. History is limited but he is known to have visited the hospital one week ago with a chief complaint of headache. ROSC is achieved after 2 rounds of CPR and the following ECG is obtained:

Case ECG

Before watching this week’s video, ask yourself these questions:

  1. What is the most likely cause of this patient’s arrest?
  2. What is the next best step in management of this patient?
  3. How many different causes of ST-segment elevation are there?



Case Interpretation

Review Key Teaching Points



Kudos: Thanks to Dr. Gina Víquez Rojas & Mr. Mark McCarthy for sharing this week’s cases!

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