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#fridayimagechallenge(with answers)

From the (excellent) August Parkland MICU team and Tri we have a CXR for today’s image challenge.

We had one correct answer which I think came from Arjun… Nitin’s answer of ‘get this man some steroids!’ will also be accepted.

Hit “read more” for the case and answer.

 

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#FridayImageChallenge!

Friday Image Challenge – from ECGs to X-rays to…who knows what we will find!

At the end of every week, we show you a quick image challenge selected by our wonderful Residents and Interns! Dr. Spencer Carter brings to us this week’s image.

On Monday, we reveal the answer and some details!

AIVR

ANSWER:

AIVR (accelerated interventricular rhythm)

  • Features: Wide complex (QRS >120ms), regular, no p waves, rate 50-120 ( if same rhythm and <50 called ventricular escape, >120 it’s called Ventricular Tachycardia), capture or fusion beats are often present.
  • Classically seen in reperfusion phase of acute STEMI (eg after TPA), also can be seen with digoxin toxicity, cocaine, electrolyte abnormalities, and myocarditis
  • Often is well tolerated and self-limiting
  • Pearls- treat by correcting underlying condition, anti-arrhythmics might cause precipitous hemodynamic compromise

UTSW Symposium on Healthcare Associated Infections: Antimicrobial Stewardship

UT Southwestern Faculty, along with national leaders in the prevention and treatment of infectious disease, will be hosting a seminar on antimicrobial stewardship and health-care associated infections. Everyone should attend!
UT Southwestern Faculty, along with national leaders in the prevention and treatment of infectious disease, will be hosting a seminar on antimicrobial stewardship and health-care associated infections. Everyone should attend!

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