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ECG Blog #419 — The Cause of ECG #1?

Ken Grauer, MD

I was sent the 2 ECGs shown in Figure-1 — which were recorded from an elderly man whose heart beat "has been irregular for years". Regarding the 2 ECGs in Figure-1 : ECG #1 is the initial tracing obtained at the scene by the EMS ( E mergency M edical S ystems ) team — in association with an alert but markedly hypotensive patient.

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An undergraduate who is an EKG tech sees something. The computer calls it completely normal. How about the physicians?

Dr. Smith's ECG Blog

This was sent by an undergraduate (not yet in medical school, but applying now) who works as an ED technician (records all EKGs, helps with procedures, takes vital signs) and who reads this blog regularly. The undergraduate's analysis: This EKG shows J point elevation of about 0.5-1 Edited by Smith He also sent me this great case.

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ECG Blog #434 — WHY Did this Patient Arrest?

Ken Grauer, MD

The ECG in Figure-1 — was obtained from a middle-aged man who presented to the ED ( E mergency D epartment ) in cardiac arrest. ROSC ( R eturn O f S pontaneous C irculation ) was obtained — and ECG #1 was recorded. In view of this history — How would YOU interpret the ECG in Figure-1 ? Should you activate the cath lab?

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ECG Blog #432 — "Should I Shock this Patient?"

Ken Grauer, MD

I was sent the ECG in Figure-1 — without the benefit of any history. Figure-1: I was sent this ECG without any history. MY Thoughts on Today’s CASE: As tempting as it might be to reach for the defibrillator on seeing the ECG shown in Figure-1 — My initial reaction was different. Is this VT? Is this VT? What to do next ?

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ECG #433 — Which Lead Convinced Me?

Ken Grauer, MD

The ECG in Figure-1 was obtained from a previously healthy older man — who presented to the ED ( E mergency D epartment ) with new but atypical CP ( C hest P ain ) for several hours. QUESTIONS: Given this history — How would YOU interpret this ECG? Figure-1: The initial ECG in today's case. ( Which lead is the most concerning?

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ECG Blog #426 — Are STEMI Criteria Met?

Ken Grauer, MD

The ECG in Figure-1 — was obtained from a 70-ish year old man with episodic CP ( C hest P ain ) over the previous 2-3 days , being awakened from sleep now for a more severe CP episode. QUESTIONS: In view of this history — How would YOU interpret this ECG? Figure-1: The initial ECG in today's case.

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Concerning EKG with a Non-obstructive angiogram. What happened?

Dr. Smith's ECG Blog

It appears EMS obtained two EKGs, but unfortunately these were not saved in the medical record. The EMS crew was only BLS certified, so EKG interpretation is not within their scope of practice. The patient arrived just after 10 AM, and the following EKG was obtained. There are no further EKGs or troponin measurements.

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