Musings in the life of an internist, cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist.
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
EKG Du Jour #15: What's Inside?
Here's a recent pacemaker interrogation showing a simultaneous surface EKG (top tracing), right atrial marker channel (center tracing) and right atrial electrogram (bottom tracing) from a patient who underwent aortic valve replacement over 30 years ago and later mitral valve replacement about 6 years ago. He has had multiple bouts of symptomatic atrial flutter that have responded to electrical cardioversion. His echocardiogram has demonstrated a nearly 7-centimeter left atrium, among other things. He was now fairly asymptomatic at the time of this recording:
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How does one explain what's seen?
hat tip: Alan D. Kogan, MD for supplying the tracing.