#6 Case Studies: Give your diagnosis
A 68-year-old man presents to the emergency room complaining of multiple episodes of fainting since he woke up today. His fainting mainly occurs when he stands up.
He has a history of coronary artery disease, diabetes, high cholesterol and hypertension. He takes atenolol, metformin, lovastatin and lisinopril.
On physical examination, his blood pressure is 120/75, pulse is 55/min. and irregular, heart sounds are normal and lungs are clear on auscultation. ECG shows dropped beat after progressive lengthening of the PR interval.
What is the most likely initial diagnosis?
A- Atrial flutter
C-Mobitz type I (Wenckebach) second degree AV block
D- Mobitz type II second degree AV block
E- Third degree atrioventricular block
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ECG finding is compatible with type 1 second degree A-V block (Mobitz 1)
The correct answer is C