Differential Diagnoses: life threatening causes of syncope
ECG Weekly Workout with Dr. Amal Mattu
A 31-year-old woman presents to the ED after a syncopal episode. She reports feeling palpations daily for the past 1-2 weeks, but is now asymptomatic and well appearing. The following ECG is obtained:
Before watching this week’s video, ask yourself these questions:
- What life threatening causes of syncope can be diagnosed with an ECG?
- What ECG abnormalities do you notice that could explain this patient’s syncopal episodes?
- What is the next best step in making a definitive diagnosis?