Rhythm Interpretation: how to avoid misdiagnosis of atrial fibrillation
ECG Weekly Workout with Dr. Amal Mattu
An elderly male presents to the ED after a syncopal episode. He is found to be weak and lightheaded on arrival, with hypotension and mild tachycardia. There is no evidence of acute heart failure. The following ECG is obtained:
Before watching this week’s video, ask yourself these questions:
- What ECG abnormalities do you notice?
- What is the underlying rhythm?
- How would you treat this patient?