ECG of the Week 4th May 2022 Answer

A 48 year old female presents complaining of palpitations which started while at gym. The patient has no prior medical history.

Describe and Interpret the ECG


Rate: 200 bpm

Rhythm: Broad complex regular tachycardia

Axis: Inferior Axis (+90) – use the isoelectric lead method – lead I is the most isoelectric lead


PR: no P waves

QRS: 120ms

QTc: 478ms (Fredericia)


Typical LBBB pattern, no fusion or capture beats. The precordial transition occurs in V4

The above ECG shows a wide complex regular  ventricular tachycardia. Differential for this is a monomorphic ventricular tachycardia, SVT with aberrancy, SVT with aberrant conduction due to WPW, metabolic derangements -hyperkalaemia and sodium channel poisoning.

This ECG has an inferior axis and a typical LBBB pattern and  precordial transition >V3, which is consistent with Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Tachycardia. RVOT is usually seen in patients with no underlying structural abnormality and the tachycardia originates in the out flow tract of the right ventricle.  Stable patients who present with RVOT can respond to vagal manoeuvres and adenosine.

This patient was treated as a stable monomorphic VT and responded to Amiodarone.

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Thank you again to Dr Shenoy for providing the ECG