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Pericardial effusion

A massive Pericardial effusion classically causes the triad of a short QRS complex, tachycardia and electrical alternans.

See also: Pulmonary and Pericardial

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In the ECGquest archives, this ECG has been tagged with: - Regular Tachycardia Long QT Short QRS Sinus tachycardia Pericardial effusion 12-Lead Serial 12-lead Dr Smith's ECG Blog CC BY-NC
A Middle-Aged Man with Chest pain, Hypotension and Tachycardia: Next day, after ibutilide

This ECG is from a middle-aged man who presented with chest pain, tachycardia 130 bpm and BP 50/30. He was alert but cool and clammy. His background was unclear, but he mentioned chronic dyspnoea, 'cancer' and 'chest'. Fluids were started. This ECG was recorded the next day, after the arrhythmia recurred and was treated with ibutilide.

In the ECGquest archives, this ECG has been tagged with: - Chest pain Hypotension Tachycardia Absent P waves Short QRS Pericardial effusion 12-Lead Dr Smith's ECG Blog CC BY-NC
A Middle-Aged Man with Chest pain, Hypotension and Tachycardia

This ECG is from a middle-aged man who presented with chest pain, tachycardia 130 bpm and BP 50/30. He was alert but cool and clammy. His background was unclear, but he mentioned chronic dyspnoea, 'cancer' and 'chest'. Fluids were started. This was his initial ECG.

In the ECGquest archives, this ECG has been tagged with: - Chest pain Hypotension Regular Tachycardia Absent P waves Short QRS Atrial flutter Pericardial effusion 12-Lead Dr Smith's ECG Blog CC BY-NC
A Middle-Aged Man with Chest pain, Hypotension and Tachycardia: ED ECG 1

This ECG is from a middle-aged man who presented with chest pain, tachycardia 130 bpm and BP 50/30. He was alert but cool and clammy. His background was unclear, but he mentioned chronic dyspnoea, 'cancer' and 'chest'. Fluids were started. This was his second ECG, on arrival at hospital.

In the ECGquest archives, this ECG has been tagged with: - Regular Tachycardia Short QRS Sinus tachycardia Pericardial effusion 12-Lead Serial 12-lead Dr Smith's ECG Blog CC BY-NC
A Middle-Aged Man with Chest pain, Hypotension and Tachycardia: After cardioversion

This ECG is from a middle-aged man who presented with chest pain, tachycardia 130 bpm and BP 50/30. He was alert but cool and clammy. His background was unclear, but he mentioned chronic dyspnoea, 'cancer' and 'chest'. Fluids were started. This was his second ECG, on arrival at hospital.