Atrial Arrhythmias ECG 1
1. Atrial fibrillation with an uncontrolled ventricular response
There are three common heart rhythm disorders that cause an irregularly irregular rhythm:
- Atrial fibrillation
- Atrial flutter with variable conduction
- Multifocal atrial tachycardia (MAT).
With atrial fibrillation, no descrete P waves can be seen, however sometimes coarse "fibrillitory waves" are present. In atrial flutter a "sawtooth" pattern is seen. In MAT there are at least 3 distinct P wave morphologies present.
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