STAT ECG Diagnoses: when to avoid amiodarone

ECG Weekly Workout with Dr. Amal Mattu


A 45-year-old man presents with nausea and vomiting. He appears dehydrated and reports taking furosemide chronically. Treatment with IV fluids and ondansetron is initiated, and the following rhythm strip is recorded after the patient is found unresponsive:

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

  1. What is the rhythm?
  2. How would you treat the patient?
  3. What is the most likely cause of the abnormal rhythm?