Dr. Smith's ECG Blog
Instructive ECGs in Emergency Medicine Clinical Context
Sunday, April 22, 2018
The blood sample is hemolyzed. Twice. Is there hyperkalemia on the ECG?
This patient presented from dialysis because his shunt was malfunctioning. He had no definite indication for dialysis unless his K was hig...
Friday, April 20, 2018
OMI Can be Diagnosed by "Pseudonormalization of ST Segments"
This post was written by Tarissa Lai, one of our outstanding EM residents at Hennepin County Medical Center, with comments by Steve Smit...
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
T-wave inversions and dynamic ST elevation
Written by Pendell Meyers, with edits by Steve Smith I received a text message with no clinical information other than the following ECG...
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Potato Poisoning (Not due to Solanine in greens!). With Positive Modified Sgarbossa Criteria.
A dialysis patient presented with progressive weakness over 3 days. He denied chest pain or shortness of breath. He also had a history of...
Monday, April 16, 2018
Is this just right bundle branch block?
This ECG was texted to me with the text: "There is a history of RBBB but we do not have an image to compare this with. I interpret ...
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Besides the Nonspecific T-wave Inversion in aVL, What Else is Abnormal on this ECG?
This case was sent by Laszlo Farkas, a paramedic from Hungary. He discussed it with Janos Borbas MD and Robert Sepp MD from University o...
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