Wide Complex Tachycardias: when administering the wrong medication can cause a “clean kill”
ECG Weekly Workout with Dr. Amal Mattu
A young patient is brought to the ED complaining of palpitations and mild shortness of breath. The patient does not appear acutely unstable. The following ECG is obtained:
Before watching this week’s video, ask yourself these questions:
- What ECG abnormalities do you notice?
- What is the most likely underlying rhythm on the initial ECG?
- What medication would you use to treat this patient?
- What would you do if your first line treatment does not work?