ECG changes in Pulmonary embolism

Synonyms: Pulmonary artery embolism, Pulmonary embolus, PE Definition: A pulmonary embolus (PE) is a blood clot that embolizes to the lungs. When a clot from peripheral veins, the right atrium or the right ventricle travels into the pulmonary circuit, it effectively blocks forward blood through… Read More

ECG changes in Hypothermia

Synonyms: Accidental hypothermia, Neurotensin-induced hypothermia, Endogenous cryogen-induced hypothermia, Hypoxia-induced hypothermia, Primary hypothermia, Secondary hypothermia Definition: The normal body temperature is around 37 c or 98.6 F. Hypothermia is defined as the lowering of core body temperature below 35°C or 95°F. Classification (Grading): Mild: 32°C to 35°C… Read More

ECG changes in Hyperkalemia

ECG not only helps in the diagnosis of hyperkalemia but indicates the severity of the condition as well. This is a fatal condition and a real medical emergency which requires quick diagnosis. This is when ECG often comes handy. Synonym: Hyperpotassemia Definition: Serum potassium (K+)… Read More