Cardiology secrets by Glenn N. Levine MD FACC FAHA

By Glenn N. Levine MD FACC FAHA

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405) Figure 3-4. Severe hyperkalemia. The rhythm strip demonstrates the preterminal rhythm sinusoidal wave seen in cases of severe hyperkalemia. (Adapted with permission from Levine GN, Podrid PJ: The ECG workbook: a review and discussion of ECG findings and abnormalities, New York, Futura Publishing Company, 1995. p. 503) 26 CHAPTER 3 ELECTROCARDIOGRAM 10. What are the ECG findings in pericarditis? The first findings are believed by some to be PR segment depression caused by repolarization abnormalities of the atria.

11. What is electrical alternans? In the presence of large pericardial effusions, the heart may ‘‘swing’’ within the large pericardial effusion, resulting in an alteration of the amplitude of the QRS complex (Fig. 3-5). II Figure 3-5. Electrical alternans in a patient with a large pericardial effusion. Note the alternating amplitude of the QRS complexes. (From Manning WJ: Pericardial disease. ) 12. What is the main ECG finding in hypercalcemia and hypocalcemia? With hypercalcemia the QT interval shortens.

It can be obliterated by pressing (with finger or stethoscope) over the area of maximal intensity. BIBLIOGRAPHY, SUGGESTED READINGS, AND WEBSITES 1. Heart Sounds and Cardiac Arrhythmias: An excellent audiovisual tutorial on heart sounds. blaufuss. org/ 2. html 3. Constant J, Lippschutz EJ: Diagramming and grading heart sounds and murmurs, Am Heart J 70:326-332, 1965. 4. Danielsen R, Nordrehaug JE, Vik-Mo H: Clinical and haemodynamic features in relation to severity of aortic stenosis in adults, Eur Heart J 12:791-795, 1991.

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