ECG of the Week May 22nd

The following ECG is given to you by your waiting room nurse who has assessed a 50-year-old man in the waiting room. He has presented with 5 days of intermittent chest pain but is currently pain free. He has no significant medical history.

What are the key abnormalities?

Are you happy for this patient to wait to be seen or does he need to be up triaged? Justify your answer.

ECG of the Week March 20th

The following ECG is from a 65 year old lady who has presented with two hours of central chest pain. She has a history of hypertension and is a current smoker.

What are the key features on her ECG?

Outline your management for the patient.

ECG of the Week – Feb 28th 2024

The following ECG is from a 40-year-old man who presents overnight with left sided sharp chest pain which has woken him from sleep. He describes the pain as radiating into his left arm. He looks well from the end of the bed and his observations are unremarkable.

He has a past medical history which is significant for hypertension, hypercholesterolaemia and a strong family history of ischaemic heart disease.

What are the key abnormalities and how will you manage this patient?

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.