Cardiology Case Report: Weakness and Shortness of Breath

The latest cardiology case report from Brady Pregerson, MD, features a man in his late 50’s presents to the hospital for generalized weakness and SOB. Check out the EKG and determine the correct diagnosis.

History: A man in his late 50’s presents to the hospital for generalized weakness and SOB. He denies syncope, palpitations, chest pain, fever, cough or other complaints.

Exam: Vitals are concerning for respirations in the 40’s, BP of 89/55 and a pulse in the 130’s.

An EKG is done:

What is the most likely cause of the EKG findings in this patient?