Ventricular fibrillation

Weekly Workout April 10, 2023
Wide Complex Tachycardias: distinguishing malignant arrhythmias from their mimics

A 65-year-old woman with PMHx of Parkinson’s disease presents to the emergency department after an episode of syncope. She continues to feel unwell on arrival and appears diaphoretic, blood pressure…

Weekly Workout January 30, 2023
Rhythm interpretation: when to worry about cardiac rhythm strips

A 55-year-old woman with PMHx of CHF presents to an urgent care facility with shortness of breath, orthopnea, and weight gain after running out of her diuretics for the past…

Weekly Workout May 22, 2022
STAT ECG Diagnoses: ventricular arrhythmias in patient with left ventricular assist devices (LVADs)

A 42-year-old male with PMHx of ischemic cardiomyopathy is brought in by ambulance reporting that his defibrillator has shocked him five times today. He is asymptomatic and texting on his…

Weekly Workout May 3, 2020
ECG Basics & Fundamentals: how common is artifact?

A 72-year-old man presents to the ED with near-syncope. During his evaluation he has a 20-second run of the following rhythm captured on 12-lead ECG monitoring:

Weekly Workout May 8, 2017
Differential Diagnoses: what do you look for when interpreting the ECG of patients with “new onset seizures”?

A patient with no known past medical history presents to the ED with ischemic chest pain. While waiting to be seen, he is noted to have a generalized seizure and…

Weekly Workout November 28, 2016
Bradyarrhthmias: considerations in unstable patients with discussion on an important causes of refractory bradycardia

 A 42-year-old woman presents to the ED with decreased level of consciousness after a seizure. She has no obvious signs of trauma, and vitals signs are normal except for marked…

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