STAT ECG Diagnoses: antiarrhythmic considerations in patients with unstable irregular tachydysrrhythmias
ECG Weekly Workout with Dr. Amal Mattu
A 29-year-old male with no significant known PMHx presents to the ED with palpitations. He is found to be markedly tachycardic on arrival. The following ECG is obtained:
Before watching the video, look closely at this ECG and ask yourself:
- What is the heart rate and underlying rhythm?
- What class of antiarrhythmic is amiodarone and why should it be avoided in this rhythm?