STAT ECG Diagnoses: the definition of electrical storm and what you need to know about it
ECG Weekly Workout with Dr. Amal Mattu
A 58-year-old man with PMHx of cardiomyopathy (EF ~30%) presents to the ED with intermittent episodes of palpitations and near syncope. The following ECG was obtained during an episode:
Before watching the video, look closely at this ECG and ask yourself these questions:
- What is the rate and rhythm?
- What is your initial approach to management, and what would you do if your initial management/ACLS fails?
- What is the definition of electrical storm, and what potential causes should be always be considered?