“‘Excuse me doc, can you just have a look at this ECG?…..”

Hope fully a short blog today! In the spirit that we should “sweat the small stuff”, I thought i’d talk about ECGs. How confident are you of reading them? I agree with Amal Mattu’s mantra that Emergency Physcians should be as good as or better at reading ECG’s than cardiologists as we probably look at more of them on a daily basis. So you are working in the ED, sitting at a desk and writing your notes. A nurse comes up to you and asks you to look at an ECG of 70yrold male with chest pain. “He’s a bit sweaty….”

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