ECG Case #16 - Question #3 Answer

The ECG findings include:

1. Normal sinus rhythm
2. Non-sustained monomorphic ventricular tachycardia with a rate of slightly less than 300.

Explanation: Non-sustained ventricular tachycardia (NSVT) can occur for multiple reasons, however it is very commonly seen in patients with systolic congestive heart failure. Short runs of NSVT are usually asymptomatic, however if the NSVT becomes sustained it can be life-threatening. Sustained ventricular tachycardia is usually defined as VT lasing for more than 30 seconds. VT can be monomorphic (most common) or polymorphic (a.k.a. Torsades de Pointes).

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PROCEED TO ECG CASE #16 QUESTION #4