49 year old male patient with sepsis monitored during colectomy. Patient has a history of coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease, and COPD.
Rhythm analysis indicates normal sinus rhythm (NSR) at 84 bpm. Frequent premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) are present.
This encounter shows normal sinus rhythm with frequent premature ventricular contractions. PVCs are identified by a wide, bizarre looking QRS complex. Frequent PVCs can develop into arrhythmias and cardiomyopathy. They can be caused by many factors such as heart disease, hypertension, stimulants, and alcohol.
Source: PhysioNet MGH111