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1

what is the most common cardiac arrhythmia and leading cause of stroke?

atrial fibrillation

2

mech of arrhythmias?

1. automaticity
2. conduction
3. both

3

types of arrhythmias

1. bradycardia, block
2. extra systoles
3. tachycardias
4. flutter

4

paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia is also known as

paroxysmal atrial tachycardia

5

what is Wolff-Parkinson-White?

1. fast AV accessory pathway
2. typically atrial origin, bundle of Kent
3. shortened PR interval
4. pre-excitation, delta-wave, wide QRS

6

what are the characteristics of atrial flutter?

1. rapid atrial rate
2. sawtooth F-wave pattern
- normal QRS normal
- AV dissociation
- vagal stimulation not effective
- CCBs not effective

7

what is the most common cardiac arrhythmia?

atrial fibrillation

8

what is the leading cause of stroke via thrombosis?

atrial fibrillation

9

what is a lethal arrhythmia if not terminated?

ventricular flutter

10

what are the characteristics of ventricular flutter?

1. no effective ventricular contraction
2. cardioversion required
3. no QRS or T waves