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Challenges in Clinical Electrocardiography |

Infecting the Electrocardiogram—Discussion

Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(21):1623-1625. doi:10.1001/archinte.172.21.1623.
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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 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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