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Arrhythmia Recognition Part 2

This is part two of two posters to assist healthcare professionals in recognizing basic arrhythmias. According to the Practice Standards for Electrocardiographic Monitoring in Hospital Settings (Circulation. 2004;110;2721-2746) in general, the mechanisms of arrhythmias are the same in both adults and children. However, the ECG appearance of the arrhythmias may differ due to developmental issues such as heart size, baseline heart rate, sinus and AV node function, and automatic innervation.

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Premature Ventricular Conduction

Premature Ventricular Conduction

Pacemaker Lead Placement

Pacemaker Lead Placement

ST Segment Depression

ST Segment Depression

Ventricular Rhythms

Premature Ventricular Complex - PVC

Premature Ventricular Complex - PVC

Unifocal PVCs: Identical Shapes

Unifocal PVCs: Identical Shapes

Multifocal PVCs: More than one shape

Multifocal PVCs: More than one shape

Paired PVCs (Couplet)

Paired PVCs (Couplet)

R on T Phenomenon: PVC occurs at the peak of the T wave of the preceding beat

R on T Phenomenon: PVC occurs at the peak of the T wave of the preceding beat

Ventricular Bigeminy: Every other beat is a PVC

Ventricular Bigeminy: Every other beat is a PVC

Ventricular Trigeminy: Every third beat is a PVC

Ventricular Trigeminy: Every third beat is a PVC

Ventricular Quadrigeminy: Every fourth beat is a PVC

Ventricular Quadrigeminy: Every fourth beat is a PVC

Ventricular Fusion Beat

Ventricular Fusion Beat

Ventricular Escape Beat

Ventricular Escape Beat

Idioventricular Rhythm

Idioventricular Rhythm

Accelerated Idioventricular Rhythm (AIVR)

Accelerated Idioventricular Rhythm (AIVR)

Ventricular Tachycardia (3 or more consecutive ventricular complexes)

Ventricular Tachycardia (3 or more consecutive ventricular complexes)

Ventricular Fibrillation

Ventricular Fibrillation

Ventricular Asystole

Ventricular Asystole

Pacemaker Rhythms

Electronic Pacemaker Spikes

Electronic Pacemaker Spikes

Ventricular Pacemaker (single chamber)

Ventricular Pacemaker (single chamber)

Atrial Pacemaker (single chamber)

Atrial Pacemaker (single chamber)

AV Sequential Pacemaker (dual chamber)

AV Sequential Pacemaker (dual chamber)

Paced Fusion Beat

Paced Fusion Beat

Failure to Capture

Failure to Capture

Failure to Sense

Failure to Sense

Failure to Fire

Failure to Fire

Full Compensatory Pause vs. Noncompensatory Pause

Full Compensatory Pause vs. Noncompensatory Pause

ECG Artifact

Any waveforms on the ECG that is not related to the patient´s cardiac events

Calibration Pulses

Calibration Pulses

AC Interference (60 cycle)

AC Interference (60 cycle)

Muscle Tremor (Somatic)

Muscle Tremor (Somatic)

Wandering Baseline (Draft)

Wandering Baseline (Draft)
  • Circulatory
  • ECG
  • Cardiac care
  • Clinical