Can You Make 'Sense' of This ECG?

Philip J. Podrid, MD


August 09, 2018

A 79-year-old man with a history of hypertension for which he is receiving a beta-blocker and an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor presents to his new primary care provider for a routine physical examination. He is unable to provide a reliable history, although he remembers that 5-6 years ago he was admitted to the hospital and underwent a procedure for a heart-related problem. His pulse is noted to be irregular and a 12-lead ECG is obtained.

Figure 1. Courtesy of Dr Podrid


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