ECG Basics & Fundamentals: how common is artifact?

ECG Weekly Workout with Dr. Amal Mattu


HPI

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:

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

  1. What ECG abnormalities do you notice?
  2. What is the rhythm?
  3. What is the next best step in management?