ECG Basics & Fundamentals: diagnostic criteria for acute pericarditis

ECG Weekly Workout with Dr. Amal Mattu


A 38-year-old man presents with mid-sternal, sharp chest pain. The pain is non-radiating, worse when supine, and is not associated with any diaphoresis or vomiting. The following ECG is done:

Before watching this week’s video, ask yourself these questions:

  1. What ECG abnormalities do you notice?
  2. What is your differential diagnosis?
  3. What are the diagnostic criteria needed for the diagnosis of Acute Pericarditis?