STAT ECG Diagnoses: how to approach and tackle tough dysrhythmias

ECG Weekly Workout with Dr. Amal Mattu


A 91-year-old woman presents to the emergency department reporting that she is just not feeling well. She is noted to have an irregular rhythm. The following ECG is obtained and read by the computer as atrial fibrillation:

Before watching the video, look closely at this ECG and ask yourself:

  1. What is the best lead to look for atrial activity?
  2. Do you agree that this rhythm is atrial fibrillation?