Sinoatrial Block EKG Interpretation

EKG Features

Rate: Normal or slow
Rhythm: Irregular when SA block occurs
P Wave: Normal
PR Interval: Normal (0.12-0.20 sec)
QRS: Normal (0.06-0.10 sec)

In sinoatrial block, the impulse is delayed or blocked on the way to the atria. This creates a dropped beat which is a multiple of the P-P interval. After the dropped beat, the rhythm continues regularly. There are three types of SA blocks, based upon the length of the delay.
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Sinoatrial Block EKG Interpretation Example

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Authors, Reviewers and Developers EKG 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 review: Dr. Pedro Azevedo, MD, Cardiology
Last Update: 11/10/2022
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