The average Emergency Clinician is interrupted every 6 minutes. When busy, it can be tempting to quickly “sign off” an ECG. These are the patterns not to miss.
A review of common arrhythmias seen in the paediatric population, with a focus on SVT and WPW
Stepwise assessment of the paediatric ECG, including rhythm, rate, axis, intervals, ST segments and Q/P/T/U waves
A review of the paediatric ECG lead placement, in particular the use of V4R in children under five years of age
A review of the normal ECG findings and variants in paediatric patients of differing age groups
Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy (TCM) is a transient wall motion abnormality of the left ventricular apex associated with severe emotional or physical stress that usually resolves completely
Hypokalaemia causes typical ECG changes of widespread ST depression, T wave inversion, and prominent U waves, predisposing to malignant ventricular arrhythmias
Acute Coronary Syndrome in the setting of allergic or anaphylactic reactions, usually secondary to allergic coronary vasospasm
Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) Syndrome is a combination of the presence of a congenital accessory pathway and episodes of tachyarrhythmias
In left anterior fascicular block (LAFB), impulses are conducted to the left ventricle via the posterior fascicle, producing characteristic ECG changes
Left posterior fascicular block LPFB (left posterior hemiblock), impulses are conducted to the left ventricle via the left anterior fascicle
A review of the ECG features of right ventricular outflow tract tachycardia (RVOT), a type of VT, with example ECGs.