ECG Challenge: A Post–Cardiac Arrest Pattern

Philip J. Podrid, MD


December 20, 2019

A 69-year-old man sustained a cardiac arrest while at home and was successfully resuscitated by emergency medical technicians. Upon arrival to the emergency department, he is still unconscious and is sent to the critical care unit. As part of a protocol, he is placed on a cooling blanket as he remains comatose. A 12-lead ECG is obtained.

Figure 1. Courtesy of Dr Podrid.


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