Arrhythmia

Mechanical Fall

March 21, 2017

A 72-year-old woman sustains a distal radius fracture during a fall after losing her balance. She denies syncope. What's your ECG read?

Stroke Prevention in the Patient with Afib and T2DM: NOACs vs VKAs

March 13, 2017

Which anticoagulant therapy has the greater absolute benefit in these complex patients?

Tachycardia in a 24-year-old Woman

February 21, 2017

Young woman without known medical history; past bouts of anxiety and palpitations dismissed as "panic attacks." What's your ECG read?

Incidental ECG Finding in a 77-Year-Old Man

February 14, 2017

His hernia surgery is scheduled but these results of a routine pre-op ECG could change plans. What's your ECG read?

Hypertension Complicated by Heart Disease

November 21, 2016

What is the optimal treatment for hypertension when the patient also has Afib, CAD, or heart failure?

ECG Challenge: Weak, Dry, and Sick

November 20, 2016

ECG Challenge: A 72-year-old woman has progressive weakness, dyspnea, decreased oral intake, and feels "sick." ACS or something else?

Afib of Less than 48 Hours: A Look at Thromboembolic Risk

November 15, 2016

New research suggests that even a short time spent in atrial fibrillation increases thromboembolic risk nearly 5-fold.

ECG Challenge: Encountering Extrasystoles

October 25, 2016

What do you suspect in a 45-year-old woman presenting with hypotension, bradycardia, and no significant medical history? ECG, here.

Acute Onset Palpitations in a 31-Year-Old Man

October 18, 2016

This first episode of arrhythmia occurs after completion of a customary 4-mile run. HR: 172 beats/min. View ECG here.

LV Dysfunction Persists Post-Ablation for Lone AF (VIDEO)

October 11, 2016

Study questions whether reduction in AF burden after catheter ablation leads to sustained beneficial cardiac remodeling.