Wednesday, 27 August 2014

ECG of the Week - 25th August 2014 - Interpretation

This ECG is from a 45 yr old male presenting to the Emergency Department following an episode of chest pain. He was pain  free when this ECG was recorded.

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Rate:
  • 60
Rhythm:
  • Sinus arrhythmia
Axis:
  • Normal
Intervals:
  • PR - Short (100ms)
  • QRS - Prolonged (140ms)
  • QT - 400ms (QTc Bazette 400 ms)
Segments:
  • ST Elevation leads aVR, V1-4
  • ST Depression leads I, II, III, aVF, V5-6
Additional:
  • Voltage criteria for LVH
  • Delta waves best seen infero-laterally
Interpretation:

  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome
    • ST segment changes proportional and discordant to QRS direction
    • Anteroseptal pathway (Arruda Algorithm)

What happened ?

The patient had known WPW and serial ECG's and biomarkers were negative and he was referred for an out-patient provocation test.

References / Further Reading

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