The Rosh Reveal: EPISODE 7

Interpret This ECG & Make a Diagnosis In This Board Review Question

March 4, 2019
Welcome to the next episode of The Reveal, where we take you inside the mind of a test taker to deconstruct and connect the dots of a board-style question so you can become a better student, transform how you learn, and excel not only on high-stakes exams but also in your general medical knowledge. Let’s get started.

A 74-year-old woman with a history of hypothyroidism presents to the ED with confusion, rigors, and lightheadedness. Vital signs are BP 110/64 mm Hg, HR 48 beats per minute, RR 12 breaths per minute, and T 95.2°F. Her electrocardiogram is shown above. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?

A) Digoxin toxicity

B) Hyperosmolar nonketotic coma

C) Myxedema coma

D) Nephrogenic diabetes insipidus

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By Adam Rosh

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