Pacemaker Failure to Capture | Reference Guide
EKG FeaturesRate: Slow or normal
Indicated by the presence of a pacing spike, but a waveform will not immediately follow it.
Pacemaker failure to capture occurs when the pacemaker does not depolarize the myocardium. On a rhythm strip, this can be observed as pacemaker impulses (spikes) which are not followed by p waves and QRS complex.
Pacemaker Failure to Capture | Reference Guide Example
Authors, Reviewers and DevelopersEKG rhythms classes: Thomas O'Brien.
EKG monitor simulation: Steve Collmann
12 Lead Lecture: Dr. Michael Mazzini, MD, Cardiologist.
Spanish EKG: Breena R. Taira, MD, MPH
Medical review: Dr. Jonathan Keroes, MD, Cardiologist,
Dr. Barbara Erickson, PhD, RN, CCRN.
EKG tracings medical review: Dr. Pedro Azevedo, MD, Cardiology
Last Update: 11/7/2022
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