Month: September 2018

Idiopathic Ventricular Tachycardias for the EM Physician

Written by Pendell Meyers, reviewed by Steve Smith and Scott Weingart “Idiopathic ventricular tachycardias” refer to a group of tachydysrhythmias originating below the AV node and bundle of His but differing in etiology, prognosis, and treatment compared to classic ventricular tachycardia (VT). The name “idiopathic” is becoming more and more inappropriate, as various specific subgroups

ECG of the Week – 17th September 2018

The following ECG is from a 72 year old female who presented to the Emergency Department complaining of dizziness. She has a history of ischaemic cardiac disease, atrial fibrillation and diabetes. Click to enlarge Things to think about What are the key ECG abnormalities ? What are the differentials for these findings ? Powered by