Conduction Disorders, Irregular Heartbeat – Clinical Patient Case of the Week

Andrea Eberly, MD, MS, FAAEMClinical Pearls, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Guideline Knowledge Check, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing RN/PN, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Personal Education, Physician Assistant, Urgent Care

Dysrhythmia Conduction Disorders Case Irregular Heartbeat - Clinical Patient Case of the Week

Conduction Disorders, Irregular Heartbeat - Clinical Patient Case of the Week

Try this free Conduction Disorders Case Q&A courtesy of Med-Challenger.

This conduction disorders case comes from our Emergency Nurse Practitioner course, part of Med-Challenger's library of board exam review and CME question banks.

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Try this case and test your knowledge of conduction disorders.

A concerned school nurse sends you a 15-year-old female athlete for evaluation of an irregular heartbeat. The student states that she is not experiencing any problems. Her physical exam is benign, but her monitor shows the following rhythm. (see Figure 1).

Figure 1

Conduction disorders case irregular heartbeat case ECG

Question:

How do you proceed?

Answer Options:

Admit to the cardiology service-monitored bed

Admit to cardiology service - ICU bed for pacemaker placement

Inquire about recent systemic infections

Explain that this is an idiopathic carotid sinus sensitivity and discharge patient with advice to avoid tight collars or other carotid sinus stimulation

See the Answer:

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