STAT ECG Diagnoses: ventricular rhythms in patients being evaluated for acute coronary syndromes (ACS)

ECG Weekly Workout with Dr. Amal Mattu


A 45-year-old male presents to the ED with chest pain and diaphoresis. He is being treated for a suspected MI and is noted to have a change in rhythm. The following ECG is obtained:

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

  1. What is the rhythm?
  2. What is the most likely cause?
  3. How do you want to treat this?