Friday, 22 February 2019

ECG of the Week - 25th February 2019

The following ECG is from a 75 yr old male who presented hypotensive and febrile with suspected intra-abdominal sepsis.

Things to think about

  • What are the key ECG features ?
  • What is the potential cause for these features ?


  1. rate :75?min
    rhythm: sinus rhythm, with a run of non sustained vt for 2 sec.
    axis: left axis

    p wave peaked in lead 2 , pr interval 160 ms
    narrow qrs complex, ??with early repolarisation??

    poor r wave progression of chest leads
    with rs complex in v6

    shivering artifacts ,

    hyperkalemia, with acidosis