Here’s an interesting set of ECGs sent to us by Frank Intessimoni of Atlanticare EMS. You can follow Frank on Twitter: @njmedic3228.
EMS is called to a local nursing home for a 100 year old female patient who had been complaining of rib pain and intermittent spasms for 3 days.
Vital signs were assessed.
- RR: 14
- Pulse: 80
- NIBP: 138/68
- Temp: 98.8
- SpO2: 97% on room air
A 12-lead ECG was recorded.
A minute later a change was noted on the monitor and another 12-lead ECG was obtained.
About 30 seconds later the abnormality resolved.
The patient was discharged the same day from the emergency department.
What could account for these unusual looking T-waves?