Thursday, July 2, 2015
Practice EKG Strip
Identify the following rhythm
Biventricular paced with a run of VT
The rhythm begins with a biventricular paced beat. Complex 2 is a PVC but you can see that the pacemaker did not sense the PVC and fired anyway. This is followed by another biventricular paced beat, complex 3. Complex 4 looks like a fusion beat. The pacemaker did not sense the early beat and fires. Complexes 5 – 14 are a run of VT at a rate of about 150 bpm. A short compensatory pause follows complex 14 and then biventricular pacing resumes, complexes 15 – 18.