Be still my beating heart: excitement in the OB unit

Giuliana DiMarco, Hannah Olvera, Nitish Mittal, Breanna Harris

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<a href=""></a><br><br>This case study follows a group of fictitious medical students during their obstetrics rotation as they meet “Brittany,” a woman who is 35-weeks pregnant and experiencing tachycardia and shortness of breath. The medical students review the basics of electrocardiogram (ECG) testing and various types of arrhythmia and eventually narrow down the problem to either atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia (AVNRT) or Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome. Students who complete the four sections of this case study will learn the components of an ECG and what they represent (Part I), interpret Brittany’s ECG results and identify how they differ from a typical ECG (Part II), choose the best diagnosis for Brittany based on her symptoms and test results (Part III), and suggest a proper treatment for the pregnant pa
Original languageEnglish
PublisherNational Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
StatePublished - May 10 2021


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