ECG of the Week – 12th February 2018 – Interpretation

The following ECG is from a 12 yr old male who presented to the Emergency Department following an episode of palpitations and near-syncope. he has no past medical history. Click to enlarge Rate: x Rhythm: Regular Axis: Normal (-33 deg) Intervals: PR – Normal (~200ms) QRS – Normal (100ms) QT – 400ms (QTc Bazette 380-400 ms) Additional:Distinct QRS morphology Interpretation:What

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