Heart Blocks ECG 4
- Normal sinus rhythm
- Third degree AV block (a.k.a. complete heart block)
- Inferior ST elevation myocardial infarction (Inferior STEMI)
- Incomplete right bundle branch block
Ischemia of the AV node and enhanced vagal tone (partially though the Bezold-Jarisch reflex) can occur in the setting of an inferior myocardial infarction resulting in differing degrees of AV block. This ECG demonstrates third degree heart block which may be only transient in this setting, although can persist as well.