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Flashcards in Cardiac Rhythms Deck (16):
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Normal sinus rhythm

A P-wave for every QRS followed by a T-wave with equal distance between QRS complex.

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V-fib

Chaotic squiggly line

3

V-tach

Sharp peaks and

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Asystole

Flatline

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What type of rhythm is described as having QRS depolarization?

A ventricular rhythm

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What type of rhythm is described as having a P-wave?

An atrial rhythm

7

A rhythm with a lack of QRS if called?

Asystole

8

Sawtooth describes what arrhythmia?

Flutter
"I saw the teeth (sawtooth) and my heart did flutter."

9

Chaotic means?

Fibrulation

10

Bizarre always refers to...?

Tachycardia

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Bizarre QRS?

V-tach

12

Periodic wide bizarre QRS?

PVC

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Chaotic P-wave?

A-fib

14

What are the two rhythms that are considered lethal (highest priority)?

1. Asystole
2. V-fib

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What do asystole and v-fib have in common?

No cardiac output

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What rhythm would you assign to a potentially life-threatening priority?

V-tach