EMS ECGs: opportunity to save lives prehospital by recognizing severe hyperkalemia

Baltimore City EMS Cases with Dr. Amal Mattu


A 69-year-old man presents to the emergency department with palpitations. He is otherwise well. 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 rhythm interpretation?
  3. What is the significance of the ST segment elevation seen in aVR?