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By John Wagner Beasley M.D., E. Wayne Grogan Jr. M.D. (auth.)

The objective of this article is to supply a reference paintings ticular cognizance has been paid to the analysis of overlaying uncomplicated electrocardiographic (EeG) styles universal rhythm difficulties. and diagnoses in a succinct and helpful layout. The The contents are directed on the basic physi­ e-book covers universal grownup EeG abnormalities and is cian in residency education or in perform, and a cause­ equipped in line with the kind of abnormality, capable historical past wisdom of terminology and easy instead of through particular sickness or EeG prognosis. De­ pathophysiology is believed. hence, convinced themes, tailed lists of attainable motives for varied EeG styles similar to an in depth dialogue of electrophysiology, are were integrated anyplace applicable, and par- passed over for the sake of brevity. For a dialogue of this five PREFACE 6 subject, complicated or strange rhythm styles, and the have normally been chosen as universal examples of complicated suggestions of decoding strange rhythms abnormalities, frequently as they take place in live performance with and different unusual abnormalities, the reader is re­ different abnormalities, instead of as natural "classic" ex­ ferred to different, extra distinctive, texts. The suggestions of amples of a unmarried abnormality. hence, in lots of acting an ECG usually are not lined right here and the subject cases the examples given contain as a rule as­ of kid's ECGs is handled basically in brief. a few sociated abnormalities as well as the only below extra certain self-study and reference texts are avail­ discussion.

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The use of vagal maneuvers, such as carotid massage, or activation of the mammalian diving reflex by immersion of the face in cold water may terminate these rhythms by blocking conduction through the AV node. Figures 5 and 6 are ECG tracings showing PSVT. Rhythms Seen with Wolff-Parkinson-White and Related Syndromes (Fig. 7) The Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome is characterized by the presence of an accessory path- 44 way connecting atria to ventricles. During normal sinus rhythm, conduction from atria to ventricles occurs over both the normal AV node and His-Purkinje system and over the accessory pathway.

3. What is happening in the atria? 4. Then, what is the relationship between the two? 38 Generally, once these four questions have been answered, the diagnosis will be clear. The process of answering these questions is not, however, always easy. The existence of ectopic beats, unusual waveforms, artifact, different types of block, and differing conduction patterns will at times make the diagnosis of the cardiac rhythm difficult. Initially, it is easiest to locate the QRS complexes and determine whether they are regular or irregular, and whether there is a pattern to any irregularity seen.

In AV nodal reentry, there are two pathways are characterized by abrupt onset, lack of warmup of rate at the onset, and a perfectly regular rhythm. The within the AV node itself, a slowly conducting and a rate is usually in the range of 140-250 beats/min. The rapidly conducting pathway. When a premature beat most common electrophysiological mechanism for falls at such a time that it conducts exclusively over Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardias (Figs. 5 and 6) Figure 5. Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia.

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