Low Voltage

Weekly Workout September 2, 2019
ECG Basics & Fundamentals: low voltage QRS complexes and sinus tachycardia

A 50-year-old woman has a syncopal episode as she is walking into her oncologist’s office. After her episode she states she feels unwell and has vague discomfort. The patient is…

Weekly Workout August 5, 2019
ECG Basics & Fundamentals: criteria for low voltage QRS complexes and poor R wave progression

A 42-year-old male presents to the emergency department with midsternal chest pressure. He has no past medical history or risk factors. The following ECG is obtained:

Weekly Workout December 31, 2018
ECG Basics & Fundamentals: the sensitive vs. specific definitions for low voltage QRS complexes and differentials that cause them

A 66-year-old woman presents to the emergency department with a few days of midsternal chest pain that is sharp and non-radiating. She is noted to have mild dyspnea on exertion…

Weekly Workout December 18, 2017
Differential Diagnoses: can’t miss differentials for patients with chest pain and dyspnea

HPI: An 81-year-old with history of leukemia presents to the ED with dyspnea and pleuritic chest pain. He is tachycardic and tachypneic with clear lung sounds. The following ECG is…

Weekly Workout September 25, 2017
ECG Basics & Fundamentals: electrical alternans is present in less than 1/3 of patients with proven cadiac tamponade

A 56-year-old woman with history of breast cancer presents to the ED with chest pain and dyspnea. She is found to be afebrile, tachypneic, and tachycardic with a normal blood…

Weekly Workout May 18, 2015
2015 ECG Competition Answers (Part 2/2)

This week we review the answers to the last 6 cases from the UMEM Residency ECG Competition. Make sure to attempt to answer the questions before clicking the red boxes…

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