USMLE® Step 1 style questions USMLE
A 20-year-old man who recently immigrated from Thailand is brought to the emergency department for palpitations beginning thirty minutes ago beginning when he awoke from sleeping. He says that the palpitations were accompanied by shortness of breath and an episode of near-syncope. His medical history is non-contributory. An EKG is performed and shows slight ST elevation that is declining and is accompanied by an inverted T-wave. Within five minutes, the patient passes away and cannot be successfully resuscitated. Which of the following is the most likely cause of death?