Syncope: what to consider when the history and physical exam are not suggestive of an etiology
ECG Weekly Workout with Dr. Amal Mattu
A 20-year-old male presents to the ED after a syncopal episode while playing soccer. He reports feeling dizzy before collapsing. He was seen in the ED a few days ago after a similar event, but no ECG was done because it was thought that he had a seizure. He is asymptomatic on arrival with normal vital signs. The following ECG is obtained:
Before watching this week’s video, ask yourself these questions:
- What is your ECG interpretation?
- What is your differential when interpreting the ECG of patients with syncope when the history and physical exam are non-diagnostic?
- What is the most likely cause of this patient’s symptoms?