Tag: Wrapping Up Atrial Arrhythmias

Wrapping Up Atrial Arrhythmias

Wrapping Up Atrial Arrhythmias

Before we leave the atria behind, let’s conclude our discussion of atrial arrhythmias this week with a discussion of some other abnormal heart rhythms arising from these chambers. The simplest and most prevalent are premature atrial complexes (PACs). We call them “complexes” because that is how we refer to individual electrical impulses seen on an EKG. Virtually everybody has PACs, some people more,…

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Wrapping Up Atrial Arrhythmias

Wrapping Up Atrial Arrhythmias

Let’s conclude our discussion of atrial arrhythmias this week with a discussion of some other abnormal heart rhythms arising from the atria.  The simplest and most prevalent are premature atrial complexes (PACs).  We call them “complexes” because that is how we refer to individual electrical impulses seen on an EKG.  Virtually everybody has PACs, some people have more, some people…

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