The PR interval progressively lengthens with each beat until the atrial impulse is not conducted and the QRS complex is dropped (Wenckebach phenomenon); AV nodal conduction resumes with the next beat, and the sequence is repeated.

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We interpret this tracing as showing “AV dissociation”- since at least some P waves are unrelated to the QRS complexes that follow them. The term AV dissociation should never be used as a “diagnosis” per se. Instead...it is the result of the underlying rhythm on the tracing. In this case, the underlying rhythm is sinus bradycardia at a rate of 50/min (the P-P interval is precisely 6 large boxes in duration for each of the P waves on this tracing).

The lead II rhythm strip shown below in Figure 1 was obtained from an asymptomatic middle-aged adult. Is there complete ( degree ) AV .

This rhythm reflects Mobitz Type I AV block or Wenkebach, which is not usually secondary to structural abnormalities when the QRS complex is narrow, but is vagally mediated instead. Increased vagal tone occurs in the young or the athletic with frequencies ranging from 2 to 10%. No treatment is necessary unless the patient is symptomatic.

This rhythm reflects Mobitz Type I AV block or Wenkebach, which is not usually secondary to structural abnormalities when the QRS complex is narrow, but is vagally mediated instead. Increased vagal tone occurs in the young or the athletic with frequencies ranging from 2 to 10%. No treatment is necessary unless the patient is symptomatic.

p waves | ... there is no relationship between the p waves and the qrs complexes

The treatment for unstable third-degree AV block in ACLS is transcutaneous pacing.

Ventricular fabrilation - no identifiable p waves- QRS complex -or T waves

Ventricular fabrilation - no identifiable p waves- QRS complex -or T waves

Atrial Flutter with a 3 flutter wave to 1 QRS conduction A-flutter is very similar in nature to that of A-fib. Instead of merely quivering, instead the Atria are contracting very rapidly. This can also result in RVR. Additionally A-flutter can be regular or irregular. Before each QRS complex will be at least one flutter wave, sometimes many more. A flutter wave is similar to a P-wave except that often times there will be a varying amount of them.

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QRS Complex illustration

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Sinus Rhythm with Multi-focal PVC's  PVC's originate in ventricles along the bundle branches/purkinje fibers. They lack a P-wave & the QRS complexes will be wide and abnormal in appearance. PVC's can originate on a relatively long path. Having PVC's generating from different locations along the bundle branches are known as "multi-focal." PVC's usually do not have pulse associated with them due to the ventricles not given time to refill with  blood from the atrias before they contract again.

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Interpreting an ECG The ECG (electrocardiogram) is divided into three main sections: the P  wave, the QRS complex, and the T wave.  During the phase known as the P  wave, the atria contract.  The QRS complex is the ventricular  contraction, and the T wave is what is known as ventricular  re-polarization—essentially the ventricles preparing for the next  contraction.

“ Interpreting an ECG The ECG (electrocardiogram) is divided into three main sections: the P wave, the QRS complex, and the T wave. During the phase known as the P wave, the atria contract. The QRS complex is the ventricular contraction, and the T.

Atrial Fibrillation  A-fib is a common dysrhythmia that occurs as a result of the Atrias quivering instead of contracting. This results in frequent, irregular impulses being sent through the AV node to the ventricles. Often this will result in a rapid ventricular response (RVR) & will need emergency care. A-fib will be quite irregular in ventricular contraction. Also A-fib will lack a definitive P-wave prior to each QRS complex. Occasionally small quivering lines will occur between QRS…

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The left bundle branch is supplied by both the right and left coronary arteries. Therefore LBBB is common in those with extensive coronary artery disease and can be the consequence of an acute anterior MI. It is also seen in those with hypertension and cardiomyopathy.  ECG Features:      A widened QRS complex     A secondary R wave in V6     Absent Q waves in V5/V6

LBBB extensive coronary artery disease and can be the consequence of an acute anterior MI. It is also seen in those with hypertension and cardiomyopathy. ECG Features: A widened QRS complex A secondary R wave in Absent Q waves in

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