Literature Review: troponin testing in patients with supraventricular tachycardias (SVT)

Emergency Cardiology Literature Review & Updates with Dr. Amal Mattu


A 45-year-old male with PMHx of HTN and obesity presents to the ED with palpitations and anxiety. Symptoms started abruptly 4 hours ago. The following ECG was obtained:

Before watching the video, look closely at this ECG and ask yourself:

  1. What is the heart rate and rhythm?
  2. How would you acutely manage this rhythm?
  3. Do you routinely order troponin testing for the evaluation of this rhythm?