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Interpretation - Course # 312-3

Introduction

  • The previous slides presented the five-steps of rhythm analysis. These five steps must be followed regardless of how simple of complex the tracing is you are reviewing.
  • The information gathered in these steps are telling a story.
  • The title of that story is the interpretation.

Atrial Dysrhythmias Types

The dysrhythmias in this category occur as a result of problems in the atria. These atrial dysrhythmias primarily affect the P wave. We will be discussing the following complexes and rhythms:

  • Premature Atrial Complexes (PAC’s)
  • Wandering Atrial Pacemaker
  • Multifocal Atrial Tachycardia
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Fibrillation



312 Interpretation - Course # 312-3