ECG of the Week – 21st February 2024

The following ECG is from a 60 year old lady with chest pain and dyspnoea a few hours after finishing a triathlon. At the scene she was hypothermic at 32 degrees.

On arrival to ED she has no chest pain but ongoing dyspnoea and her temperature has normalised.

This is her initial ECG, what are the key abnormalities and how will you manage the patient?


With thanks to Dr Lorna Cronin for ECG and answer.

FOAM Eye-Catchers 7: SMACC GOLD Highlights

Having recently returned from the FOAM-ite mecca, SMACC GOLD, in this edition I take a look at just a few of the many highlights.  Given there were frequently 3 speakers on at the same time, there were many talks that I missed so this is not an all inclusive list by any means. Continue reading