STAT ECG Diagnoses: are ECG abnormalities necessary for the diagnosis of acute pericarditis?
ECG Weekly Workout with Dr. Amal Mattu
2 separate 50-year-old men present to the emergency department with chest pain. Pain in both patients is described as sharp, pleuritic, and positional. The following ECGs are obtained:
Before watching the video, look closely at this ECG and ask yourself:
- What is the most likely diagnosis in patient A?
- What is the most likely diagnosis in patient B?
- Can acute pericarditis be diagnosed in patients without ST segment elevation?