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Could any expert explain what a junctional rhythm is? Thanks!

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Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology
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In brief: Junctional rhythm

The "AV junction" is a connection that the electrical signal passes through from the top of the heart to the bottom. It acts as a back-up pacemaker when the hearts normal pacemaker stops working.
Thus, a Junctional rhythm is a back-up rhythm that keeps your heart beating. It's typically slower than normal and less responsive to activity. Many times an artificial pacemaker is required. See PCP.

In brief: Junctional rhythm

The "AV junction" is a connection that the electrical signal passes through from the top of the heart to the bottom. It acts as a back-up pacemaker when the hearts normal pacemaker stops working.
Thus, a Junctional rhythm is a back-up rhythm that keeps your heart beating. It's typically slower than normal and less responsive to activity. Many times an artificial pacemaker is required. See PCP.
Dr. Warren Foster
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Dr. Sheldon Brownstein
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology

In brief: Rhythm

Sinus rhythm means activation of heart beat is activated by natural pacemaker Junctions rhythm is activated lower from the middle of heart, a-v node or lower

In brief: Rhythm

Sinus rhythm means activation of heart beat is activated by natural pacemaker Junctions rhythm is activated lower from the middle of heart, a-v node or lower
Dr. Sheldon Brownstein
Dr. Sheldon Brownstein
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