The ECG from Clinical Vignette 17 was actually obtained from the patient described below: This middle-aged man, a sailor, was transferred to the hospital directly after his ship sailed into port. He had been ill for 2 months, with low-grade fever, weight loss of almost 8 kg, and shortness of breath upon exertion. His chest […]

Rather than a case description, it’s just an ECG this time, obtained from a middle-aged man almost two decades ago. Question: What is the ECG diagnosis? [Updated 24th January 2015] The ECG shows short voltages on all leads, and electrical alternans (i.e. alternating taller and shorter voltages) on the long lead 2 at the bottom. These […]