Find out the solution to LITFL’s most recent ECG Exigency, is the diagnosis Wenckebach?
Can you spot the “deliberate” mistake and solve the puzzle of this unusual ECG tracing?
A baffling case of apparent brain death… Can you work out what has happened?
The ST segment is the flat, isoelectric section of the ECG between the end of the S wave (the J point) and the beginning of the T wave. What are the causes of ST elevation or depression?
A puzzling case of drug-induced delirium. Can you solve the mystery?
A case of paracetamol-induced hepatotoxicity with a discussion of the Schiodt scoring system for predicting paracetamol-induced liver failure.
A 27-year old female presents to ED one hour after swallowing 70 x 40mg propranolol tablets (= 2.8 grams) with suicidal intent. At the time of assessment she is drowsy (GCS 13) with a heart rate of 46 bpm. Fifteen minutes earlier she had been awake and able to give a history to paramedics… You need to act fast to save this patient. Are you up to the challenge?
A 67-year old male is brought to hospital by ambulance with severe chest pain, sweating, vomiting and syncope. LMCA Occlusion
Here’s another volume from LITFL’s ever growing ECG Library — all you need to know about the ECG diagnosis of right ventricular infarction.
Posterior infarction accompanies 15-20% of STEMIs, usually occurring in the context of an inferior or lateral infarction
Two quick ECG problems for you this week. See if you can spot the common thread.
Nightshift in surgical ICU and one of your post-op cardiac patients is showing some worrying Post-op Pacing Puzzler Possible Wenckebach