Mr. B is an 84 year-old African-American male veteran
with a history of type 2 diabetes and hypertension who was
admitted to the VA hospital for hypertensive urgency. In
the ICU, he became unresponsive and pulseless. Telemetry
showed “ventricular fibrillation” which spontaneously
converted to sinus rhythm. An echocardiogram showed an
ejection fraction of 60%. An ECG performed prior to the
ventricular arrhythmia is shown below.
Parmatma Greeley MD, PGY-3, Parmatma
"Pulse: EKG-Ventricular Fibrillation or Not?,"
The Medicine Forum:
Vol. 6, Article 15.
Available at: http://jdc.jefferson.edu/tmf/vol6/iss1/15