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Interpreting Cardiac Rhythm Strips
What are the cardiac rhythm changes following respiratory arrest just limited to bradycardia and asystole?
I recently wore a monitor for palpitations. Can you translate these results please? 1). Tha basic cardiac rhythm was sinus with episodes of cardiac arrhythmia (pr 0.14 sec). 2) patient events were at times associated with ectopy and heart rate of 6
Would my two-lead event monitor pick up ischemia in normal rhythm (ie be able to identity if pain episodes are cardiac), or just rhythm abnormalities?
I swear, i felt my heart stop before i passed out. I'm quite familiar with rapid heart rhythm, but not with such a cardiac arrest? What is that?
Final pathway: Ventricular fibrillation is the final step before a heart stops beating. Any heart that has not gotten enough blood flow or oxygen for a prolonged period of time will begin fibrillating followed shortly by asystole (no beating at all). In a sense, ventricular fibrillation is the final step every heart likely goes through before it stops beating. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Not much: In general, they all assess the electrical activity of the heart. They differ in the number of leads they have and in the circumstances one would use them. The higher the number of leads the better the assessment of the electrical system and clues to the anatomy of the heart. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
No.: The initial rhythm causing a cardiac arrest is most usually monomorphic ventricular tachycardia (62%), followed by bradycardia (17%), then polymorphic VT (13%) and finally primary vf (8%). Most of these rhythms will eventually degenerate into vf, however. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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