90-year old patient found on the floor at home. 


Describe and interpret this ECG

ECG ANSWER and INTERPRETATION

This ECG demonstrates classic features of hypothermia:

The rhythm is probably sinus bradycardia — mapping out the RR intervals reveals a regular rhythm despite the obliteration of the baseline by the shiver artifact.


TOP 100 ECG Series


Emergency Physician in Prehospital and Retrieval Medicine in Sydney, Australia. He has a passion for ECG interpretation and medical education | ECG Library |

MBBS (UWA) CCPU (RCE, Biliary, DVT, E-FAST, AAA) Emergency Medicine Advanced Trainee in Melbourne, Australia. Special interests in diagnostic and procedural ultrasound, medical education, and ECG interpretation. Editor-in-chief of the LITFL ECG Library. Twitter: @rob_buttner

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