Friday, April 16, 2010

Backwards

Yes, this week was indeed cardiac week. Here's an easy one. Next week I'll find some good challenging cases!

Challenge: What happened to this patient?

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2 comments:

Alex said...

s1q3t3?

Craig Chen said...

Backwards

The EKG shows atrial fibrillation with premature ventricular contractions (multifocal given two distinct morphologies). Unfortunately, patients with a-fib are at risk of developing atrial thrombi; the second image shows a right sided infarct likely from atrial emboli.

Sources: Wikipedia; ECG Wave Maven.