Wednesday, 8 August 2012

ECG of the Week - 6th August 2012 - Interpretation

This ECG is from a 75 year old female.





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Rate:
  • 84
Rhythm:
  • Irregular
  • No p waves visible

 Axis:
  • Normal (90 deg)
Intervals:
  • Nil p visible
  • QRS - Normal (80ms)
  • QT - 360ms (QTc Bazette ~ 440 ms)

Additional:
  • T Inversion V3-6, II, III, aVF
  • PVC
  • QRS Conduction Abnormality


Interpretation:

  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Widespread T Wave Inversion



References / Further Reading


Life in the Fast Lane

Textbook
  • Chan TC, Brady WJ, Harrigan RA, Ornato JP, Rosen P. ECG in Emergency Medicine and Acute Care. Elsevier Mosby 2005.