ECG Challenge: Irregular Rhythms After Head Trauma

Philip J. Podrid, MD


August 04, 2021

A 65-year-old man is admitted to the hospital after a fall, resulting in head trauma and a laceration. He is under observation for suspected cerebral contusion. While on telemetry, pauses in the rhythm were noted and a 12-lead ECG was obtained (Figure 1).

Figure 1. Courtesy of Dr Podrid.


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