It's Monday, so...

Let's get it in high gear!

Case 1

What is your interpretation of the ECG tracing below? (read the hints!)

  • This is one of the most commonly misdiagnosed rhythms!
  • Always use the 5 step approach to interpretation; pattern recognition is not enough!
  • Rate (atrial, vent./methods/parameters)
  • Regularity
  • P waves (morph./shape/direction/number)
  • QRS complexes (shape/duration)
  • PR intervals (duration)  

Case 2

What is your interpretation of the ECG tracing below? (read the hints!)

  • This is one of the most commonly misdiagnosed rhythms!
  • Always use the 5 step approach to interpretation; pattern recognition is not enough!
  • Rate (atrial, vent./methods/parameters)
  • Regularity
  • P waves (morph./shape/direction/number)
  • QRS complexes (shape/duration)
  • PR intervals (duration)