Rhythm Interpretation: AV dissociation does not always mean there is a complete heart block

ECG Weekly Workout with Dr. Amal Mattu


A 64-year-old woman presents to the emergency department with sore throat. The following ECG was obtained at triage:

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 significance of AV dissociation?