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Infecting the Electrocardiogram—Discussion ONLINE FIRST

Arch Intern Med. Published online October 01, 2012. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.3740b
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Correspondence: Mary Fredrickson, MD, Department of Medicine, Hennepin County Medical Center, 701 Park Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55415 (mary.l.fredrickson@gmail.com).

Published Online: October 1, 2012. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.3740

Financial Disclosure: None reported.

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Figure 1. Initial electrocardiogram.

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Figure 2. Rhythm strip of initial electrocardiogram. Black arrowheads point to P waves preceding QRS complexes, while red arrows point out P waves partially obscured by the T waves.

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Figure 3. Electrocardiogram on hospital day 2, just prior to transvenous pacer placement, demonstrating sinus tachycardia with atrioventricular dissociation and a wide complex escape rhythm.

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Figure 4. Follow-up electrocardiogram on day 12.




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