STAT ECG Diagnoses: post-cardiac arrest and syncope differentials you can’t miss

ECG Weekly Workout with Dr. Amal Mattu


A 52-year-old African American male with no known past medical history is brought to the ED after resuscitated V. Fib arrest. A post arrest ECG after resuscitation is obtained:

Before watching this week’s video, ask yourself these questions:

  1. What do you look for on the ECG of a patient who is post-arrest?
  2. What is your differential and list of can’t miss diagnosis?
  3. What kind of work up would you perform and what is your management plan?