Saturday, 27 December 2014

ECG of the Week - 29th December 2014

This week's ECG's are not examples of subtly but do highlight the need to repeat ECG's when things change. These ECG's are form a 40 yr old male who presented with a history of chest pain. 



He was pain-free on arrival to the Emergency Department, his initial pain-free ECG is below.

ECG 1
Pain-free
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He then complained of chest pain and a repeat ECG was performed, image below, the time difference between these ECG's is 4 minutes !

ECG 2
Chest pain
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Things to think about


  • What are the key abnormalities on the first and second ECG's ?
  • What are you going to do with the patient ?