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Question 1#

The ECG changes in the figure below:

are diagnostic of:

a. Pericardial effusion
b. Chronic lung disease
c. Mitral valve disease
d. Acute pericarditis
e. Coronary artery disease

Correct Answer is A


On this electrocardiogram, there is a sinus tachycardia. The voltage is low and in the V1 and II rhythm strips, electrical alternans can be seen. This is an ECG from a patient with cardiac tamponade (pericardial effusion).