Just like other subjects we are taught in school, ECG interpretation is usually taught in a very basic, simplistic way. As we add to our knowledge, we are able to determine the mechanisms of more complex rhythms.
Sticking with the same general theme from my last ECG Challenge for the months of September and October, 2013. This is more of a back-to-basics for some readers but will still challenge others. No information for this patient other than it was an adult. How would you interpret this?
Patient's clinical data: 56-year old man.
At Dawn's request, this month's ECG is laying down the foundation for a topic she wanted me to eventually talk about on the ECG Guru. On this ECG, I'm not just looking for the obvious disturbance of rhythm. This type of ECG is literally begging for a laddergram to help reveal the mechanism responsible for a couple of very subtle and rare findings.
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