|«Step 7+1: Compare with previous ECG||Cases and Examples»|
|Author(s)||J.S.S.G. de Jong, MD|
|Moderator||J.S.S.G. de Jong, MD|
|some notes about authorship|
Working through the seven steps, one still has to draw a final conclusion. The final conclusion is the starting point for further treatment of your patient.
Often it is not easy to conclude. Exemples are:
- "Sinustachycardia with ST elevation, likely caused by acute myocardial infarction"
- "Supraventricular tachycardia of 200 beats per minute caused by an AV nodal re-entry"
- "Previous infarction combined with an acute lateral myocard infarction with widening of the QRS complexes"
- "Normal ECG"
Final conclusions should consist of one sentence, which sums all important aspects of the ECG. It is not necessary to mention all 7 aspects, however one has to look at all of them to find the right conclusion!