Difference between revisions of "Atrial Premature Complexes"

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m (New page: {{Chapter|Supraventricular Rhythms}} thumb| A premature atrial complex (PAC). (In this example the atrial p-wave is difficult to discern). [[Image:Bes.png|th...)
 
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[[Image:Rhythm_premature.png|thumb| A premature atrial complex (PAC). (In this example the atrial p-wave is difficult to discern).]]
 
[[Image:Rhythm_premature.png|thumb| A premature atrial complex (PAC). (In this example the atrial p-wave is difficult to discern).]]
 
[[Image:Bes.png|thumb| A premature atrial complex (PAC) with evident negative p-wave]]
 
[[Image:Bes.png|thumb| A premature atrial complex (PAC) with evident negative p-wave]]
Premature atrial complexes origin from an ectopic pacing region in the atria. The result is a p-wave with often a different morphology as the preceding ones.  
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Premature atrial complexes origin from an ectopic pacing region in the atria. They are an example of [[Ectopic Beats|ectopic beats]]. The result is a p-wave with often a different morphology as the preceding ones.  
 
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This is part of: Supraventricular Rhythms
A premature atrial complex (PAC). (In this example the atrial p-wave is difficult to discern).
A premature atrial complex (PAC) with evident negative p-wave

Premature atrial complexes origin from an ectopic pacing region in the atria. They are an example of ectopic beats. The result is a p-wave with often a different morphology as the preceding ones.