Accelerated Junctional Rhythm - Course # 314-10
- Accelerated junctional rhythm is just a faster version of junctional escape rhythm. The criteria is the same with the only difference being the heart rate range is 60 – 100 bpm.
Note the heart rate range. It is the same as the range for normal sinus rhythm.
When considering the heart is a pump and if everything else is functioning properly, we should expect a patient with accelerated junctional rhythm to display signs of normal cardiac output i.e. alert and oriented, normotensive, without apparent signs of distress.
- Analyze this tracing using the five steps of rhythm analysis.
- Compare your answers with the answers on the next slide.
- Rhythm: Regular
- Rate: 83
- P wave: inverted
- PR interval: 0.08 sec
- QRS: 0.08 sec
- Interpretation: Accelerated Junctional Rhythm
314 Accelerated Junctional Rhythm - Course # 314-10