Differential Diagnoses: ST segment elevation in aVR
ECG Weekly Workout with Dr. Amal Mattu
A 53-year-old man presents to the emergency department with syncope. The patient reports abrupt onset of severe, sharp chest/thoracic pain prior to the syncopal episode. The following ECG was obtained at triage:
Before watching this week’s video, ask yourself these questions:
- What ECG abnormalities do you notice?
- What is the most likely etiology of symptoms?
- Would you activate the cath lab and/or treat with antiplatelet/anticoagulant medications?