What are the different types of EKG rhythms?

Select a type below to review that EKG features along with a sample EKG strip.

  • Accelerated Junctional Rhythm.
  • Asystole.
  • Atrial Fibrillation.
  • Atrial Flutter.
  • Bundle Branch Block.
  • First Degree Heart Block.
  • Idioventricular Rhythm.
  • Junctional Escape Rhythm.

How many heart rhythms are there?

There are five main types of arrhythmias, described by the speed of heart rate they cause and where they begin in the heart. For adults, a normal resting heart rate ranges from 60 to 100 beats per minute.

What are the 2 abnormal heart rhythms?

In general, signs and symptoms of arrhythmias may include: A fluttering in the chest. A racing heartbeat (tachycardia) A slow heartbeat (bradycardia)

– Premature Ventricular Contractions (several type of) – Accelerated Idioventricular Rhythm – Ventricular Fibrillation – Monomorphic Ventricular Tachycardia – Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia

How to interpret heart rhythms on ECGs?

Interpreting EKG Rhythm Strips Step 1 – Heart Rate Methods to determine heart rate The 6 second method Denotes a 6 second interval on EKG strip Strip is marked by 3 or 6 second tick marks on the top or bottom of the graph paper Count the number of QRS complexes occurring within the 6 second interval,

What is the most lethal heart rhythm?

The most dangerous arrhythmia is ventricular fibrillation, in which your ventricles quiver rather than beat steadily in time with your atria. Your ventricles will stop pumping blood to the rest of your body, including your heart muscle. If this happens, sudden cardiac arrest occurs and a person has only seconds to a few minutes to be revived.

What is the normal rhythm of the heart?

The right ventricle pumps blood to the lungs, and the left ventricle pumps blood to the body. When the SA node is directing the electrical activity of the heart, the rhythm is called “normal sinus rhythm.” The normal heart beats in this type of regular rhythm, about 60 to 100 times per minute at rest.