Atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillationCreated OnApril 17, 2020Last Updated OnApril 17, 2020byadmin You are here: Main ECG Atrial fibrillation < All Topics Table of Contents A differential of narrow complex and irregular tachycardia ECG features: Irregularly irregular rhythm No P waves Absence of an isoelectric baseline Variable ventricular rate QRS complexes usually < 120 ms unless pre-existing bundle branch block, accessory pathway, or rate related aberrant conduction Classification of AF First episode – initial detection of AF regardless of symptoms or duration Recurrent AF – More than 2 episodes of AF Paroxysmal AF – Self-terminating episode < 7 days Persistent AF – Not self-terminating, duration > 7 days Long-standing persistent AF – > 1 year Permanent (Accepted) AF – Duration > 1 yr in which rhythm control interventions are not pursued or are unsuccessful Note paroxysmal AF of > 48 hr duration is unlikely to spontaneously revert to sinus rhythm and anticoagulation must be considered *We do not own this youtube video, it’s for sharing purpose

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