These two strips are from one patient who was electrically cardioverted twice in a few minutes. The original reason for the cardioversion was Torsades de Pointes, a type of polymorphic ventricular tachycardia associated with a long QT interval. For more information about TDP, go to this LINK. It is a bit difficult to comment on the patient's post-cardioversion rhythm, because so little of it is shown. It appears to be sinus, with a wide QRS. The QT interval appears slightly prolonged at .44 sec, but it is not known what the QT interval is corrected to a rate of 60/min. TDP is often seen with QT intervals greater than 600 ms (.6 seconds). Also THESE STRIPS ARE NOT SIMULTANEOUS, they were taken two minutes apart. In the first one, the P waves and T waves look so much alike, they could all be P waves. They do not "march out". It is necessary to get a long strip, preferably in multiple leads, and a 12-Lead ECG, to properly evaluate the rhythm post-cardioversion.
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