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1

What is the most common type of typical atrial flutter?

counterclockwise

2

The area of slow conduction in typical atrial flutter

Isthmus

3

Which multipolar catheter is used for mapping a. fib?

lasso

4

Which is the drug of choice for atrial fibrillation

diltiazem

5

What is the biggest complication for going transeptal?

Perforation, Tamponade

6

During counterclockwise atrial flutter, the earliest signals detected by a duo-deca catheter are...

19 - 20

7

Which needle is used during a transseptal technique?

Brockenbrough needle

8

What is the number one predictor of atrial fibrillation?

HTN with LVH

9

Programming the pacing rate to 80-90 BPM post AV node ablation/pacemaker insertion (for afib with RvR) reduces the risk of what?

complete heart block
brady-induced Torsades

10

What does CHADS score assess the risk of?

stroke

11

What is the duration for Long standing persistent a. fib.

one year

12

Typically what kind of atrial flutter is found in the right atrium?

Macroreentry

13

Which catheter would be used for Atrial flutter?

Halo

14

Where is the crista terminalis?

between the SVC and the IVC

15

What is the worlds most common form of arrhythmia?

Atrial Fibrillation

16

What are the 3 P's of A. Fib

permanent
persistent
paroxysmal

17

What is the conventional anticoagulant therapy for the treatment of A. fib.

Coumadin

18

When is AV node ablation considered in pts. with A fib?

RvR

19

The therapeutic INR range for a. fib

2-3

20

When the distal EGM are first, what direction is the flutter?

clockwise

21

When the proximal EGM are first, what direction is the flutter?

counterclockwise