Ventricular tachycardia mimics

Weekly Workout June 17, 2024
Shock first and ask questions later?

An elderly woman with a past medical history of hypertension, diabetes, and Parkinson’s disease presents to the ED with hip pain after a fall. Her blood pressure and mental status…

Weekly Workout March 18, 2024
Literature Review: Shark Fin or “Triangular” ST segment morphology

A 61-year-old male is brought to the ED with acute substernal chest pain and diaphoresis. The following ECG is obtained:

Weekly Workout November 6, 2023
Wide Complex Tachycardias: beware the many mimics of ventricular tachycardia

HPI: A 73-year-old woman with PMHx of HTN, DM, HLD presents to the emergency department with 2 days of vomiting, malaise, and indigestion with chest discomfort. The following ECG is…

Weekly Workout October 16, 2022
Differential Diagnoses: what you gotta know about regular wide complex tachycardias

A 72-year-old woman is brought into the emergency department by family for confusion. She has a history of abdominal hernia repair with subsequent complications, including an exploratory laparotomy for an…

Weekly Workout August 23, 2021
STAT ECG Diagnoses: a review of the differentials to consider when dealing with wide complex tachycardias and when antiarrhythmic medications can be harmful

A 41-year-old female is brought into the ED by EMS unresponsive with unknown past medical history. She is found to be febrile, normotensive (126/78), tachycardic (120s-150s), tachypneic (30s with a…

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