Two EKG strips for my fellow EMS bloggers, and others of course, to study and interpret. Strip #1 is from a 55 year old male with a complaint of near syncope when he got up to go to the bathroom. He has a history of Chronic Renal Failure and is due to for dialysis later in the day. No other complaintsBlood Pressure initially 90/60, RR 18, Skin cool 1+ diaphoretic. Some nausea without vomiting. . Clear lungs, no dyspnea.
What is the rhythm? What is your differential diagnosis? What course of treatment do plan to take?
Strip #2 is a mystery. Not my patient and I don’t have a 12 Lead. All I know is that the patient was 55 year old female. A bunch of us looked at this and no one could come up with a definitive answer. So, I leave it to my faithful readers to give me their best guesses.
Discuss in the comments section. No prizes for correct guesses, but I thought I’d do some EMS blogging on this EMS blog, for a change.
Speaking of prizes, I haven’t forgotten this A Gadget And A Contest post. It’s been longer than I planned, but I didn’t receive the number of replies I’d hoped for, so I’m going to run it for one more week. After that, I’ll pick a winner and make arrangements to deliver the prizes. Place entries in the comments section for that post, please.