About the “ECG of the month”
Every month we’ll post an ECG trace that we invite you to “diagnose”. Click on the ECG trace image and then you submit your explanation by making a comment on the post. Your comment won’t appear until it has been approved so don’t worry if you don’t see it immediately.
Alternatively, you can email your thoughts and analysis to firstname.lastname@example.org
The rhythm here is irregular, but why? What exactly is going on? I’ve numbered the QRS complexes to facilitate discussion. Dr Dave Richley, Associate Lecturer Newcastle University
This ECG was recorded from an essentially asymptomatic 55-year old male after his GP noticed that he was bradycardic during a routine check-up. He had no family history of note, was not taking any medication and his blood pressure was 130/90 mm Hg. Does the ECG...
I don’t have any information about the patient, but can you provide a full description of the rhythm on this 3-lead recording?
This ECG was recorded from an 87-year old male with a dual chamber pacemaker. What exactly might be going on here? I don’t have a definitive ‘correct’ answer, but it would be interesting to know what people think. Dr Dave Richley
This ECG was recorded from a 44-year old female after she had complained to her GP about occasional light-headedness. Is there anything to be concerned about here? Dr Dave Richley, Associate Lecturer, Newcastle University
Let’s start this new feature with the challenge of a slightly tricky arrhythmia. See if you can describe fully what’s happening here. Warning: it’s very unlikely that a simple 3 or 4 word description will suffice! Tell us what you think it is in the comments section...