Rhythm Interpretation: is it possible for a 12-year-old to have complete heart block?

ECG Weekly Workout with Dr. Amal Mattu


 A 12-year-old boy is brought into an emergency department in Oman for chest pain and joint pain. 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 the rhythm?
  3. What is the most likely cause of the patient’s symptoms?