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Atrial Escape Rhythm

February 15th, 2021


Atrial escape is an impulse generated by an atrial focus in the context of a long sinus pause, such as due to sinus arrest or third degree sinoatrial exit block.
  • Look For

  • Ventricular rate <60bpm
  • Abnormal P wave morphology (e.g inverted or biphasic)
  • Atrial escape beat:
  • Atrial escape beat
  • Atrial escape rhythm:
  • Atrial escape rhythm
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