Quiz ECG 003

Scenario

A 72 year old woman is brought to your Emergency Department after a syncopal episode.

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Question

a. Describe and interpret her ECG (50%)
b. Outline your disposition considerations (50%)

 

Answer

FACEM VAQ Exam 2009.1 – Question 1

  • The overall pass rate for this question was 26/81 (32.1%)
  • ECG showing first degree heart block, left axis deviation and RBBB.
  • The examiner pair felt that this was a core EM scenario that was done very poorly by the majority of candidates.
  • Pass criteria were to identify the ECG features above plus appreciate the conduction implications of this in the presence of syncope with need for monitoring and potentially pacing.

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