This is an ECG I performed a couple of years ago on an asymptomatic 83-year old man as an outpatient procedure.
The computer interpreted this as: "Marked sinus bradycardia [with] Frequent Premature ventricular complexes". IS THE COMPUTER CORRECT? Is there more than one plausible interpretation? What is the differential diagnosis?
This is an ECG I performed on a 65-year old man about 5 years ago. He mentioned something to me about his past medical history before we got started but, in truth, I would have recognized it had he not told me beforehand. What did he tell me and what does this ECG reveal?
Patient data: 54-year old man who recently underwent a major cardiac procedure. At first glance, this ECG may not appear to be particularly unique but a closer inspection reveals something unusual going on here.
HINT: The telling clue can be found in lead II but you'll have to use calipers and think "outside-the-box". 3 days after this ECG, the patient reverted back to sinus rhythm but continued to display this one finding. Good luck!
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This is a contrasting follow-up to a posting I made during the record-setting heat of 2012's summer. Today, one of our local news channels here in Richmond, Virginia was reporting on widespread normal axis throughout central Virginia. Note the isolated physiological left axis deviation in the ironically-named “Hot Springs” Virginia.
References / Sources:
1.) WRIC Richmond News and Weather - - WRICTV8 - Home
2.) Blaufuss Multimedia - Heart Sounds and Cardiac Arrhythmias