Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Cardiac Arrhythmia?

I really can't believe that I got such referral in clinic today.

This is a young teenager who was seen in district clinic and somehow had an ECG done. The clinic MO described it as "P waves present, but R-R interval irregular" and referred for "cardiac arrhythmia".

I'm sure you get the diagnosis by one look at the ECG. And I believe it's fair to say that this can be interpretated by an undergraduate.

But I just feel sorry for the patient that he has to come from so far away, missed a day of his school, waited for sometime in the clinic to be seen - for no reason! All due to the poor ECG knowledge, so unfair for the patient, isn't it?

5 comments:

Darren Lee said...

The ECG simply shows Sinus Arrhythmia - a naturally occurring variation in heart rate that occurs during a breathing cycle!

叶子 said...

which slows down during expiration and become faster during inspiration.

Haih....

Yee said...

ok.. even a pharmacy student knows this~!
OMG

Chong_86 said...

Unbelievable....

Michelle Mak said...

gila larr.. normal larr tu... where he/ she grad larr?? tsk tsk

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