ECG Basics & Fundamentals: the ECG findings of hypothermia

ECG Weekly Workout with Dr. Amal Mattu


An 80-year-old male with a history of HTN, atrial fibrillation and an unknown “kidney problem” presents to the ED after being found unresponsive at home by his son. He was noted to have progressive lower extremity weakness over the past week. The patient was unresponsive when EMS arrived with hypotension and marked bradycardia. The following ECG is obtained:

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

  1. What ECG abnormalities do you notice?
  2. What is your differential diagnosis?
  3. How would you treat this patient?