While rounding on a 84-year-old patient who was admitted for Syncopal Episode today: Patients vitals are stable but what does her EKG rhythm show?
Atrial Fibrillation
Patient suddenly becomes diaphoretic and pale. You look up at the monitor and B/P has dropped and the EKG Shows the following:
Using the EKG Badge right on the Monitor you make the following observations:
Now flip the EKG Badge over and measure the width of the QRS:

No Correlation between the P-Waves and wide QRS's
3rd Degree Heart Block
Patient had external pacing pads placed and was admitted to the Cath Lab for an Internal Pacemaker and had a good outcome
A Patient's EKG Rhythm can change in a Heartbeat
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