Our latest cardiology case report from Brady Pregerson, MD, features a man in his 60’s with body aches, subjective fevers, and loss of sense of taste for the past several days. Can you determine the correct diagnosis?
History: A man in his 60’s with a history of diabetes, hypertension, CHF, and atrial flutter comes to the hospital with body aches, subjective fevers, and loss of sense of taste for the past several days. He denies any cough or change in his baseline SOB and says he received both COVID-19 vaccine doses about 3 months ago. He denies any chest pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or other complaints.
Exam: Vital signs are normal except for a pulse of about 120.
What is the most likely cause of the EKG findings in this patient?