Paucis Verbis: Lead aVR on EKG

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What lead is the most overlooked on the EKG?

 Answer: aVR

Lead aVR can provide some unique insight into 5 different conditions:

  1. Acute MI
  2. Pericarditis
  3. Tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) and TCA-like overdose
  4. AVRT in narrow complex tachycardias
  5. Differentiating VT from SVT with aberrancy in wide complex tachycardias by using the Vereckei criteria (possibly better than Brugada criteria)

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2018-01-30T02:05:17-07:00

Paucis Verbis: Brugada syndrome

Brugada SyndromeBrugada, Brugada, Brugada

You always hear about it when working up syncope and sudden cardiac arrest in young patients, but it’s so easy to forget what it looks like on ECG. We so rarely see it… or DO we?!

This Paucis Verbis card on Brugada Syndrome is to help emblazon these ECG tracings in our mind, so that we don’t miss the subtle findings which place a patient at risk for sudden cardiac death. Pay special attention to Type 1, which is most specific for Brugada Syndrome.

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2019-01-28T22:40:48-07:00