Literature Review: ECG findings in PE associated with hemodynamic instability and increased morbidity and mortality
Emergency Cardiology Literature Review & Updates with Dr. Amal Mattu
An 80-year-old man is brought to the ED by EMS for chest pain and dyspnea. He is found to be tachypneic, tachycardic, hypoxic, with a blood pressure of 105/50. The following EMS ECG is obtained:
Before watching this week’s video, ask yourself these questions:
- What ECG abnormalities do you notice?
- What is the axis?
- Would you activate the cath lab based on this ECG and history?